Postal Testing Kits for Chlamydia – temporary removal of service »

… Sexual Health Service has taken the decision not to issue any more Postal Testing Kits for Chlamydia until further notice.  Should you wish to be tested for Chlamydia or any other sexually transmitted infection, we would ask that you click here where you can access all Sexual Health Services across Lanarkshire (please note there are some clinics across Lanarkshire which offer drop in services) or alternatively you can phone our Appointment Line on 0845 618 7191 (lines are open …

Online Sexplanations »

… 0251 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 4.45pm)

Important notice re Postal Testing Kits for Chlamydia Service

NHS Lanarkshire Sexual Health Service has taken the decision not to issue any more Postal Testing Kits for Chlamydia until further notice.

Should you wish to be tested for Chlamydia or any other sexually transmitted infection, we would ask that you click here where you can access all Sexual Health Services across Lanarkshire (please note there are some clinics across …

Chlamydia »

Where does Chlamydia come from?

It can be easily passed on through Vaginal , Anal and, perhaps, Oral sex . There is no evidence to show that it can be passed on from toilet seats, sharing towels or cups. An infected mother can pass it on to her baby’s eyes and lungs at birth. It can also be spread from Genitals to eyes with your fingers. Using a condom will greatly reduce your …

NSU »

… same thing. In about half of the cases of NSU/NGU, the infection is caused by a bacteria called chlamydia. If you are confused already – don’t worry, read on and everything will become clear.

What is it?

NSU/NGU is a  common sexually-transmitted infection. Both men and women can get it but only males can be tested for it (due to anatomical reasons). However, female partners also need treated for it. It can only be diagnosed at a Integrated Sexual Health Clinic (formerly …

Unplanned Pregnancy »

… test taken- to check your blood group and that you are not anaemic

be offered screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis

talk about what method of contraception you want to use after the termination of pregnancy

This appointment can take 1-2 hours.

Before you leave the clinic you will have information on the procedure, the dates of the procedure and any special instructions.

Please be aware that you are not committing yourself to any procedure by coming to this …

Going on Holiday? »

… are prevalent in almost every country in the world.  The most common STI’s include:

Chlamydia (bacteria) – symptoms include unusual discharge but 70% of women and 50% of men have no symptoms.  Antibiotics are effective, but if left untreated Chlamydia can lead to pelvic infection and infertility.

Gonorrhoea (bacteria) – affects the urethra, rectum, throat or cervix.  If symptoms occur, they may include abdominal pain, sore throats and discharge.  …

Black & Minority Ethnic sites »

… Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu and Romanian are available through the following links.

Chlamydia – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/5768.aspx

Vaginal health – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/3419.aspx

Genital herpes – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/3421.aspx

Gonorrhoea – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/3423.aspx

Genital warts – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/3422.aspx

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) »

… which are already present in the vagina or those which can be passed on during sex, for example chlamydia and gonorrhoea. When bacteria gets through the cervix (the neck of the womb), Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can sometimes occur. A thick layer of mucous usually protects against infection entering the cervix.

Some procedures involve opening the cervix, for example having an intrauterine contraceptive (the coil) fitted or having a minor gynaecological operation. This can …

Syphilis »

… tested?

It is important if you are sexually active to have regular sexual health checks for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and syphilis especially if you have a new partner or have had multiple partners.

You can get a full sexual health check up in a welcoming, confidential setting at a Sexual Health Clinic (formerly Genito-urinary GUM clinic). The staff are specially trained and very experienced in helping people who are concerned they may have an infection. The test normally …

It hurts when I pee »

… can cause discomfort when passing urine. Some are sexually-transmitted infections: for example Chlamydia , NSU or gonnorhoea. Some are not sexually-transmitted: for example cystitis, or other urinary infections. It is possible to treat most infections quickly and easily, especially if they are identified early on.

If you are concerned about anything, you could have a full sexual health check at your local Integrated Sexual Health Clinic (please see Services section of site for a list of …

Anus and Rectum »

… are sexually transmitted infections ( STIs ) and some are not. Some of the more common STIs are chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhoea, pelvic inflammatory disease ( PID ) and syphilis. Non-sexually transmitted genital infections include cystitis, thrush and bacterial vaginosis.

Some infections are specific to men and some to women, many others affect both equally. They do not distinguish between the 13 year old and the 30 year old – the same risks apply in …