Sexual health

Sexual health is not just about using contraception or avoiding infections. Sexual health means enjoying the sexual activity you want without causing yourself or anyone else suffering, physical or mental harm.

Making positive choices about contraception and sexual health is important not just for your physical health, but also for your general well-being. If you're anxious about your sexual health or feel unwell, this can have a knock-on effect on all aspects of your life - your work, your studies, your future and your relationships with your partners, family and friends.

If you are under 16 you have the same right to confidential services as adults and can seek advice about sex and relationships whatever your age. 

You can get sexual health advice and support from the NHS website, and you can also find a sexual health clinic near you.

Sexual health support

Contraception SHOW

STI testing SHOW

Resources SHOW

Drugs and alcohol

Advice SHOW

Local support SHOW

National resources SHOW

Remember, you can always talk to your doctor about anything.