Sexual Health Advice
Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.
If you need contraception, we are happy to discuss the options available and help you choose the best method for you. We provide a full range of contraceptive services from pills, injections, implants and coils.
To find out more about the different methods of contraception see opposite or watch the video below:
Family Planning Association
They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.
Telephone: 0300 1237123
The emergency contraceptive pill is available if you have had unprotected sex or your chosen method of contraception fails. You can take it up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex but it is most effective if you take it in the first 24 hours after having sex. Free emergency contraception also can be obtained FREE from
- Charnock Pharmacy, 0114 264 4455 White Lane, SHEFFIELD, S12 3GH
- Sexual Health Sheffield: 0114 226 8888
At the weekends the emergency contraceptive pill is available from the NHS Walk in Centre, located at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, open 8am to 8pm. No appointment is needed. You can also phone the surgery telephone number which will put you through to the Sheffield GP Collaborative and a doctor will phone you back.
If more than 72 hours but less than 5 days have elapsed since the episode of unprotected sex then an emergency coil can be fitted either at the Sheffield Sexual Health Service. Tel : 0114 226 8888.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Our clinicians are able to offer advice, confidential testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted diseases.
To find out more about these click on: www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27001148/
We offer free do-it-yourself test kits to all patients under 25. These kits are available at reception and usually in our toilets. No appointment is necessary unless you want to see the nurse for advice.
It is recommended that women between the ages of 24 and 49 have a cervical smear every 3 years and between the ages of 50 and 64 every 5 years. Sheffield Health Authority will send you a reminder when your smear is due. You can make an appointment for this with one of our nurses at any time, except Friday afternoons. Smear results may take four to six weeks and will come to you by post.
Sexual Health Sheffield
Sexual Health Sheffield is an NHS service provided by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You can contact them on 0114 226 8888. For more information about Sexual Health Sheffield, please click here. They have a wide variety for advice / information and service info on:
- Local contraception services
- STI screening and treatment
- Youth Clinic (aged 18 and under)
- Chlamydia screening
- Pregnancy choices
- HIV testing