Posted: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Every day hundreds of people get sexual health advice and treatment from one of the Sexual Health Hertfordshire clinics operating across the county. Around 60,000 people use this service every year.
The clinics are welcoming, friendly, and confidential, and from one phone call or web visit you can start finding what works for you.
Rob, a health improvement officer for sexual health, said: “It’s really important that people look after their sexual health. In 2016 6,603 people in Hertfordshire were newly diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection. We are working hard to help residents look after their sexual health so that we can bring this number down.
“Research shows that many people living in Hertfordshire are still unaware of various forms of contraception available that might fit better with their lifestyle, for example women can get Long Acting Reversible Contraception such as coils and implants."
“There are also a lot of myths out there about screening and treatment of STIs. We want to help people understand the facts, make the right choices and stay healthy.”
Staff at the Sexual Health Hertfordshire clinics provide a range of services, including full sexual health check ups, blood tests for HIV and syphilis and all methods of contraception, from emergency contraception to long acting reversible contraception, is also available. Many clinics offer pregnancy tests and referral for other help, including termination of pregnancy. Some clinics also offer specialist clinics for under 25s and the LGBTQ+ community.
There are many ways you can get free, confidential sexual health information, advice and treatment in Hertfordshire. Find out more information on Sexual Health online or call 0300 008 5522.
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