Sexual health can have an impact on your physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing. That is why it is vital that everyone can make the right educated choices so they can protect themselves while fulfilling healthy relationships.
The sexual health services in Portsmouth are based in St Mary’s Health Campus, where you can receive expert advice, diagnoses, medication, contraception, and support. You can expect a high level of service, dignity, and respect in a friendly environment.
The service offers ‘appointment only’ slots, and these cover all sexual needs from treatment of sexually transmitted infection (STIs) to advice about a new or existing form of contraception. This includes a clinic run specifically designed to meet the needs of young people (under 18) on Thursdays from 3pm.
Sexual health services in Hampshire and Portsmouth are now accessible through a single phone number: 03003002016
For opening days and times visit www.letstalkaboutitnhs.uk.
If you would like to know how to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, or want to access free and confidential testing and treatment, these can be accessed via the Let’s Talk About It service.
It’s important to remember that not all STIs have symptoms. If you’re worried about sexually transmitted infections, it’s best to get tested.
Contraception is designed to protect you from pregnancy. There are many different methods of contraception, both Long-acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) or methods you use daily. It is important to find the right one for you, your sexual activity and lifestyle.
Find out more on our dedicated contraception webpage.
Being healthy before pregnancy increases your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby, as well as reducing complications for your own health.
Click here for more information on the #ReadyForPregnancy campaign.
The Treetops Centre is Portsmouth’s sexual assault referral centre, based in a discreet and secure location in Portsmouth. The team offer medical care, emotional and practical support to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. For more information visit: www.solent.nhs.uk/treetops
LGBT+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans. Solent NHS Trust works with organisations to support this community. To find out more about these services go to: www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk/lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans-plus/
For more information on key partnerships and further sexual health services the NHS Solent Trust offer, go to: Other Services – Let’s Talk about It (letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk)