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Due to staff shortages, call times may be longer than usual. We apologise for this inconvenience.

If you believe you have Monkeypox, or have come into contact in the last 21 days with someone who has or have symptoms consistent with the case definition, please do not come into Sandyford without phoning first: 01412118130. 

COVID regulations are changing, however physical distancing and face coverings are still required at health care settings across Scotland.

Please note that appointment only clinics are still in place. Find out more about Sandyford's current service updates here.

 

If You've Had Unprotected Sex

If you have had unprotected sex (you did not use a condom) , your condom burst or you forgot your contraception pill then there are three things to think about: pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV. Some of these will be time sensitive.

Pregnancy

To prevent unplanned pregnancy, emergency contraception is available free of charge without a prescription. You can get it from most pharmacies, your GP or Sandyford.

STI Testing

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites that can be passed from one person to another during sex or intimate contact. STIs can be passed between sexual partners through unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex - if you don’t use a condom.


The only way to know if you have an infection is to have an STI test or to know for certain that your sexual partners have no STIs. Most infections can be cured.

PEP

If you think you have been exposed to HIV you can reduce your risk of becoming infected by taking post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) which is a short course of medication.

 

Information in Community Languages

Information on Emergency Contraception, STI Testing and PEP are available in a variety of Community Languages.