Young People Sexual Health Clinics – New Mobile Phone App »

… Clinics, offer a range of services for young people aged 20 and under.  The services include contraception, STI testing and treatment, BBV testing, free condoms, general information and advice.

The mobile phone app, called ‘YP Services’, complements this service by providing young people with a resource at their fingertips electronically.  Young People can use the app to find out where to locate their nearest YPSH clinic and also gain access a wide variety of information and …

Airdrie Community Health Centre »

… a doctor will be present and services will include: STI testing, STI treatment, BBV testing, Contraception which includes Implants, IUD (Intrauterine Device) and IUS (Intrauterine System).

Thursday

4pm – 6pm (drop in until 5.30pm)

Please note, you are advised to attend the Young Person’s Drop In Clinics early as occasionally, due to staff shortages, the clinic numbers need to be capped before the advertised finish time.

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Mon – …

Bellshill Community Health Clinic »

… a doctor will be present

and services will include: STI testing,

STI treatment, BBV testing,

Contraception which includes Implants,

IUD (Intrauterine Device) and

IUS (Intrauterine System).

Wednesday

4pm – 6pm

(drop in until 5.30pm)

Please note, you are advised to attend the Young Person’s Drop In Clinics early as occasionally, due to staff shortages, the clinic numbers need to be capped before the advertised finish time.

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Monday - Thursday …

Cambuslang Clinic »

… a doctor will be present and services will include:  STI testing, STI treatment, BBV testing, Contraception which includes Implants, IUD (Intrauterine Device) and IUS (Intrauterine System)

Monday

4pm–6pm

(drop in until 5.30pm)

Sexual & Reproductive Health

(formerly Family Planning)

 Monday

9.30am–12 noon

1.30pm–4pm

Integrated Sexual Health Clinic

(formerly Genito-urinary GUMS )

 Monday

1.30pm–4pm

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Mon – Fri …

Coatbridge Health Centre »

… a doctor will be present and services will include: STI testing, STI treatment, BBV testing, Contraception which includes Implants, IUD (Intrauterine Device) and IUS (Intrauterine System).

Monday

4pm – 6pm (drop in until 5.30pm)

Please note, you are advised to attend the Young Person’s Drop In Clinics early as occasionally, due to staff shortages, the clinic numbers need to be capped before the advertised finish time.

C Card

Mon – Thur

Friday

9am – …

World Aids Day »

Why do we celebrate World AIDS Day?

On the 1st of December each year we raise awareness of World AIDS Day.  More than 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK today, but around 1 in 6 people in the UK living with HIV don’t know they have it – making regular testing very important.

The red ribbon is the international symbol of AIDS awareness and has been in existence for over 20 …

Safer Sex »

… imagination is the limit!

If you have had unprotected Penetrative sex or your method of Contraception has failed or you have missed a Period, you may be worried that you are Pregnant. It is really important for you to take action immediately to find out what the situation is.

The sooner you know for sure, the more you will be able to take control of the situation and make the right choices for you. Don’t worry if you are under 16, you can still use the services listed here …

Other Methods of Contraception »

 

COMBINED ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS (COC)

This method of contraception requires you to take a pill every day for 3 weeks and then have a week free. These pills contain two hormones oestrogen and progestogen.

The main method of action of these pills is to prevent you releasing an egg. If taken correctly the combined pill has a very low failure rate. Prior to being given a combined pill you would be assessed by a nurse or doctor, have your …

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods (LARC) »

These methods of contraception should be discussed with all clients wishing to avoid pregnancy. These methods of contraception last from 3-5 years and do not involve swallowing pills etc.

Implanon, the contraceptive implant

Implanon is a little rod, which can be inserted into your arm just under the skin.It is about the size of a match and once inserted you are able to feel it but it is not visible. This …

Menopause »

… fear of Pregnancy , the tribulations of monthly periods, and perhaps the continuous use of Contraception , feel liberated and may even experience a flush of sensuality and interest in sexual adventure. Others lose any interest in continuing sexual activity, whether the passage through the menopause was difficult or relatively easy. Vaginal dryness accompanying the menopause can be off-putting too, especially if sexual activity results in pain.

 

Difficulties with Arousal …

Houldsworth Centre (Previously Wishaw Health Centre) »

… a doctor will be present and services will include: STI testing, STI treatment, BBV testing, Contraception which includes Implants , IUD (Intrauterine Device) and IUS (Intrauterine System).

Wednesday

4pm – 6pm (drop in until 5.30pm)

Please note, you are advised to attend the Young Person’s Drop In Clinics early as occasionally, due to staff shortages, the clinic numbers need to be capped before the advertised finish time.

 

+ LARC Walk in …

Hunter Health Centre »

… a doctor will be present and services will include:

STI testing, STI treatment, BBV testing, Contraception which includes Implants, IUD (Intrauterine Device) and IUS (Intrauterine System)

Thursday

4pm – 6pm

(drop in until 5.30pm)

Please note, you are advised to attend the Young Person’s Drop In Clinics early as occasionally, due to staff shortages, the clinic numbers need to be capped before the advertised finish time.

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Monday – Friday

8.45am – …

Online Sexplanations »

… Clinics, offer a range of services for young people aged 20 and under.  The services include contraception, STI testing and treatment, BBV testing, free condoms, general information and advice.

The mobile phone app, called ‘YP Services’, complements this service by providing young people with a resource at their fingertips electronically.  Young People can use the app to find out where to locate their nearest YPSH clinic and also gain access a wide variety of information and …

Chlamydia »

… of chemists across Lanarkshire.  To see which chemists are participating go to the Emergency Contraception Section.

NHS Health Scotland have produced an information leaflet on Chlamydia which can be accessed by going to :  http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/5768.aspx

Safer Sexual Health »

… and put it into a bin.  It’s not a good idea to flush it down the toilet.

Emergency Contraception

If you have had sex without using contraception or if your usual contraceptive method has let you down e.g. condom has burst or come off, there are 2 methods of emergency contraception available.

Emergency Pill (Levonelle 1500)

One tablet works up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.  It is more effective the sooner it is taken.  The emergency pill is available free from …

Motherwell Health Centre »

… a doctor will be present and services will include: STI testing, STI treatment, BBV testing, Contraception which includes Implants, IUD (Intrauterine Device) and IUS (Intrauterine System).

Tuesday

4pm – 6pm

(drop in until 5.30pm)

Please note, you are advised to attend the Young Person’s Drop In Clinics early as occasionally, due to staff shortages, the clinic numbers need to be capped before the advertised finish time.

C Card

Monday-Friday

9am – …

Parents »

… associated physical and emotional changes that children experience

Will give information about contraception

Will explore what children are being taught in school on this topic

Will help parents and carers to support their children and keep them safe

The Speakeasy Course is accredited. This means that parents and carers who choose this can gain an award which could help them go onto further education or employment. There is no exam and all the work is done during the course. There …

Unplanned Pregnancy »

… 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 clinic. You will be able to talk to the nurses and doctor about your …

Going on Holiday? »

… ( STI ) and HIV.  Before you head off on holiday if you need a supply of your regular contraception to take with you then contact your local sexual health clinic on 0300 303 0251 (Line open Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.).  If you are looking for condoms then please use our Free Condoms, No Fuss Service, for more information on where to obtain your free condoms please go to the Contraception part of this site.

TALK to your sexual partner about protection …

Emergency Contraception »

Emergency contraception is available for people who have had unprotected intercourse (for example, not used any contraception or if your condom burst).

Emergency contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy. If you are accessing emergency contraception provided it is less than 72 hours since the unprotected intercourse, you could have a “morning after pill”   (Levonelle 1500).

This …

Young Persons Clinics »

… Information/advice on all sexual health issues

STI screening

Pregnancy testing

Contraception

Referral to other services (e.g. smoking cessation, mainstream sexual health services)

Free Condoms

Please note, you are advised to attend the Young Person’s Drop In Clinics early as occasionally, due to staff shortages, the clinic numbers need to be capped before the advertised finish time.

What is available at Young Persons Clinics? »

… Information/advice on all sexual health issues

STI screening

Pregnancy testing

Contraception

Referral to other services (smoking cessation, mainstream sexual health services)

FREE CONDOMS

Who should use contraception? »

Contraception is a word that really means ways of avoiding Pregnancy , but it is also often used when talking about protecting sexual health in general.

There are various methods of contraception and details are given in the contraception section of this website. However, it is only male and female Condoms that can provide protection against sexually-transmitted Infections ( STIs …

Painful Sex »

… – to the material of some condoms, spermicide or contraceptive creams, and devices used for contraception or sex play.

If sex becomes associated with pain of any degree, then it may recur in anticipation of any sexual activity even when the original cause has been dealt with. Any pain should be discussed with your doctor who will take the action necessary to try to deal with it. This can involve both physical treatments or referral to a counsellor or therapist when the causes are …

The HIV Test »

… and the best ways to prevent HIV are to use  condoms   http://www.lanarkshiresexualhealth.org/ contraception /free-condoms/  and never share injecting kit.

 

For more information, testing or support: 

• http://www.lanarkshiresexualhealth.org/hiv-hepatitis/hivclinics/hiv-clinics/ 

•  HIV Scotland 

•  Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland 

•  Waverley Care 

•  NHS Inform 

•  NHS 24 

What is a Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic? »

… Family Planning Services) can offer you advice on relationships and making choices about contraception.  You can get advice from your own doctor or by going to one of the many clinics across both North and South Lanarkshire.

In Lanarkshire our Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics can offer you advice on relationships and making choices about contraception. You can get advice from your own doctor or by going to one of the many clinics in your area. Sexual and Reprodutive …

Clinics South Lanarkshire (LanSH site) »

… a doctor will be present and services will include:  STI testing, STI treatment, BBV testing, Contraception which includes Implants, IUD (Intrauterine Device) and IUS (Intrauterine System)

Monday

4pm–6pm

(drop in until 5.30pm)

Sexual & Reproductive Health

(formerly Family Planning)

 Monday

9.30am–12.30am

1.30pm–4pm

Integrated Sexual Health Clinic

(formerly Genito-urinary GUMS )

 Monday

1.30pm–4pm

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* Drop …

Excuses/Answers for not using Condoms »

… should consider a check-up for Sexually Transmitted Infections ( STIs ) and getting emergency contraception.

Emergency contraception can help prevent a woman from becoming pregnant. It comes in two forms, the emergency contraception pill (also known as the morning after pill) and the IUD (also known as the coil). The sooner you access emergency contraception (Levonelle or ELLA1), the more likely it is to work.

Excuse

I don’t like the feel of condoms – it’s like …

Condoms! »

… is a lot more to safer sex than using condoms, and a lot more to sex than penetration !

Contraception is the name for methods that people use so that when they have sex they will not become pregnant eg the pill, the jag, the rod (implant).

Most forms of contraception only prevent pregnancy and do not protect against sexually transmitted infections.

Most forms of contraception have to be used by women rather than men. This doesn’t mean that guys have no responsibility in …

Young Women »

… here and get some advice.  This might be about relationships or advice about the right kind of contraception for you.

They won’t be:

Judging you

Thinking that you’re stupid or silly

Thinking you’re “easy”

 

They will be:

Welcoming

Confidential

Offering you some ideas and choices for you to think about

Really pleased that you’ve come in

 

If you’re worried about having picked up a sexually transmitted infection ( STI ) the Sexual Health and …

Ovarian Cancer »

… at risk. It also seems to affect more women who have never been pregnant and not used oral contraception.

Preventative action

There is no satisfactory general screening procedure as is routinely available for cervical cancer. However, those women with a family history of the disease might benefit from screening for the gene associated with increased risk. You should bring such a history to the attention of your doctor.

Given that pregnancy, the use of contraception or …

Uterine / Endometrial Cancer »

… problem. Given the cancer’s association with increased exposure to oestrogen, the use of oral contraception is felt to be protective against this cancer.

It is also recommended that post-menopausal women who have not had their uterus removed should only use combined HRT. Three monthly progestogen bleeds may also be induced to protect the lining of the womb thickening or becoming cancerous.

Being nulliparous i.e. having never had any pregnancies increases the risk of this cancer. …

Domestic Abuse »

… looking at pornography), making you account for every penny you spend, stopping you using contraception, ruining your possessions or not letting you see family or friends. It doesn’t need to be physical or involve injury – many women never get physically hurt but can experience years of emotional trauma. 

 

The relationship can be still going on, or may have ended some time ago.  You don’t need to be married, or living with the abuser, or ever have lived with them – it …

Rape and Sexual Assault »

… based in Glasgow and provides forensic medical examinations, sexual health screening, emergency contraception, follow up support and counselling to people over 16 who have experienced recent sexual assault.  Appointments can be arranged on 0141 211 8175.  The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre (LRCC) - 01698 527003 (Monday/Wednesday 1.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday 6.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m., Friday 10.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.), …

Hearing Impairment »

… and counselling on a range of issues including:

General sexual health.

Pregnancy and Contraception.

HIV and AIDS.

Sexuality and relationships.

Safer sex for men and women.

It is hoped that the range and availability of resources for deaf people, particularly utilising information technology and the internet, will soon be increased. Also BDA is continuing a campaign to have British Sign Language more widely recognized and incorporated into standard …