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Sexual Health

Sexual health is an important part of your over-all health and well-being. If you have children, it’s good to talk about sex and the issues surrounding contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

 

There are different services that can give you advice and help you to make informed choices about your sexual health and contraception.

 

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact. Sexual health services to test and treat for them are free, confidential and available to everyone regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.

 

STI Testing

If you need an STI test urgently, you can book an appointment at one of these sexual health clinics available in the Vale of Glamorgan and the surrounding areas.

 

You can have basic tests for chlamydia and gonorrhoea in any of them, but only Cardiff Royal Infirmary offers full STI checks, including blood tests.

 

You can text the word ‘SLOT’ to 07786202254 at 6.00pm the day before you want to attend to make an appointment for a full check.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex but the longer you wait, the less effective it is. It is available from:

  • Your GP
  • Sexual health clinics 
  • Pharmacists

 

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