close side menu
mobile menu button

Information and advice for young people in Suffolk

Ceop Link

sexualhealthcontraception 134843648

Sex and sexual health services

Home » My health » Sex and sexual health services Share page:

Contraception
Did you know that there are actually 15 methods of contraception? Contraceptive methods allow you to choose when and whether you want to have a baby, but they don’t protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If you choose to be sexually active only condoms can protect against STIs and pregnancy.

Use a condom
If you are thinking about having sex always use a condom to ensure you and your partner are protected from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or getting pregnant. 

Young people may think they know everything about sex and what risks there are. Keep yourself and your partner safe by reading together 15 things you should know about sex.

Unprotected sex
If your condom splits or you have had unprotected sex, you may want to think about emergency contraception to stop you or your partner getting pregnant. However, don't delay; you need to act within 3 days (72 hours) of having unprotected sex for this to work.

 Free Chlamydia testing
1 in 12 sexually active young people may have Chlamydia – you can take a free and confidential Chlamydia test where you get the results of your test sent to you by text on your mobile. For more details visit amiclear.

Find your nearest service or clinic for sexual health.

I think I might be pregnant

The first you can do is buy pregnancy tests from supermarkets or the chemist or see your doctor or school nurse for a free pregnancy test. for more advice read am I pregnant.

If you find out you are pregnant there’s lots of advice available and people to help you decide what you want to do:

Services in Suffolk

Connect with us on the web

© 2014 The Source. All rights reserved

Suffolk County Council | onesuffolk