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Staff Training Events

Please note that due to staff training events on 7th & 28th of February, the service will be reduced. 

There will be fewer appointments offered for those days and there will be an expected higher demand for calls through our Switchboard. 

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.