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… 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.

C Card (from main reception)

Mon – Fri

9am – 6pm …

Bellshill Community Health Clinic »

… 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.

 C Card

Monday - Thursday

Friday

9am – 5pm

9am – …

Cambuslang Clinic »

… 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

C Card

Mon – Fri

8.30am – 4.30pm

* …

Boys Puberty Videos »

… terms how a young man may shave and some things he may want to consider.

Washbag – provides details of an active lesson that can be used to look at how boys can prepare for puberty by considering such issues as hygiene and shaving.

Resources – incorporates active learning ideas for class delivery and shows some of the resources which are available to borrow, for free, from the Health Improvement Library at Law House in Carluke or from bases across South Lanarkshire. It …

Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy »

… any soreness or irritation

Feeling unusually tired

A strange taste in your mouth which some describe as metallic

When should I test?

You can carry out a pregnancy test from the first day after a missed period.

Pregnancy tests work by detecting a pregnancy hormone called: Hormone Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) in your urine.  You can do a test any time of the day or night. A positive pregnancy test is almost certainly correct but a negative test is less reliable. …

Coatbridge Health Centre »

… 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 – 5pm

9am – 4.30pm …

World Aids Day »

… condoms by ticking the appropriate box on the back of the C Card, hand it over at the reception desk, and you’ll be given your choice of free condoms in a discreet wrapper – no fuss!

Look out for C Cards and leaflets in pubs, clubs, workplaces, GP practices, health centres and pharmacies near you. If you can’t find any C Cards or leaflets,   contact us   and we can post one out to you. Even if you lose yours, don’t worry, you can still ask for condoms at any of the centres …

NHS Lanarkshire responds to rise in cases of syphilis »

… How can it be prevented?

You can help prevent syphilis by practising safer sex. This includes:

Using a condom every time you have sex with new partners or until you have both been checked out for sexually transmitted infections.

Reducing the number of sexual partners you have.

Having regular sexual health check-ups at your local sexual health clinics where specially trained staff will see you. If diagnosed, treatment and follow up will help prevent the spread of infection. …

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Integrated Sexual Health Clinics (formerly GUM Clinics) – LanSH site »

NHS Lanarkshire provides Integrated Sexual Health Clinics (formerly Genito-urinary Medicine or GUM Clinics). Please see the new listings page at our Services site: www.lansh.scot.nhs.uk/adult-clinics/

To make an appointment at one of our clinics please call our Appointment Line on  0300 303 0251 (Line open Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.)

Women who have experienced sexual assault or abuse should …

Combination Therapy »

… viral Resistance from developing.  This will in turn help to ensure that the medication provides complete and durable suppression of the HIV Virus – as long as your treatment Adherence is good.

Detail

HIV drugs are generally classed according to the way they stop the virus from reproducing itself.  There are now six main types of drugs used to combat HIV:

Nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs).  These target an HIV protein called ‘reverse …

Oral Sex »

… youself and your partner. There are flavoured Condoms available which have been specially designed for oral sex.

Arousal »

… Where one step leads into another can be hard to decide. Libido is the term generally used to describe Sex drive, the urge to sexual fantasy or activity. It varies between individuals and there is no identifiable “normal” level of intensity; there is a range of experience from the lowest to the highest and whatever feels right and good for you may be considered normal.

When interest is stimulated and the sex drive is engaged then arousal is usually manifested in the body. This …

Other Methods of Contraception »

… This is only used in exceptional circumstances.

The following website provides information to help you make an informed choice about contraception and how you choose to use it www.talkchoice.co.uk

Dementia »

… is likely to have an impact on the person’s sexual activity. Some degree of sexual difficulties, described elsewhere on the site, are likely to have developed earlier in life with people who suffer from Vascular disease.

You might consider talking about these things now when you are well. In this way, should the worst ever happen, your partner(s) will be aware of your wishes and will feel more confident and able to deal with any difficulties which arise.

The issues which a …

C Card Scheme »

The ‘Free Condoms No Fuss’, C Card Scheme provides condoms and lubricant to anyone living, working or studying in Lanarkshire.

Condoms can help prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and can also help protect against unintended pregnancy.

Here are some frequently asked questions on what the scheme is about and how to use it.

Where do I get my C Card from?

You can pick up a C Card and …

Houldsworth Centre (Previously Wishaw Health Centre) »

… 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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Hunter Health Centre »

… 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.

C Card

Monday – Friday

8.45am – 4.30pm

* Walk In …

Motherwell Health Centre »

… 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 – 4pm

* Walk In …

Therapies »

… to target specific learned behaviours to change these with specially developed techniques such as desensitisation or relaxation. Cognitive therapy and psychotherapy are more directed towards the exploration and explanation of behaviour by discussion, with intervention based upon what is uncovered in the process.

Exploration of underlying issues might be undertaken on an individual basis or with a partner, since there are usually relationship difficulties involved, but you don’t have to be …

Emergency Contraception »

… (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 delays you releasing an egg and it may help prevent pregnancy. If it is more than 72 hours since the unprotected intercourse, but less than 120 hours, you may be offered a coil …

Black & Minority Ethnic sites »

… disabled facilities are provided.

www.imaan.org.uk

UK Muslim LGBTQ site (in English). Includes an active forum.

World sites

www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/mhcs/languages.html

Australian site with (probably) the largest database of translated health information in the world.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) »

… So, it is important that you and your partner are adequately treated to prevent having more episodes of Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

How do I know I have Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

The diagnosis is usually made by a doctor based on your symptoms and a pelvic examination. Swab tests are taken for the various infections which can cause Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and, if necessary, your sexual partner will be offered tests also.

How is Pelvic inflammatory disease …

Body Image »

… and full of opportunity. Disabled people are not exempt from the influences of what is seen as desirable and attractive within society. These messages can be internalized and have a profound effect on how people see themselves. The concept of body image as it impacts on disabled people is crucial, especially when looking at situations where body parts function.

Sexual Harassment »

… diary, copies of letters etc.). A diary should include the date and time of an incident, factual description of the unwanted activity, who else was present and how it made you feel. If anyone else is being harassed, get them to do the same. It is important that any sexual harassment is dealt with as soon as possible in order to protect yourself and colleagues in the future.

Support

You should be supported throughout the whole process of dealing with the harassment. You can contact …

Painful Sex »

… , or is aggravated by this, is experienced by as many as 15% of women. The general term used to describe this kind of pain is dyspareunia. It can be caused by quite superficial contact with the genitalia or with deeper penetration. The degree of pain experienced can range from the uncomfortable to the distressing. It can be sufficient to discourage any penetration.

There can be several reasons why pain of any level can occur in relation to sexual activity:

Lack of arousal – …

Difficulty with Penetration (Vaginismus) »

What is Vaginsimus?

Vaginsimus describes the condition where a woman experiences an involuntary spasm of the pelvic floor muscles, especially affecting the entrance to the vagina. It usually occurs when some form of penetration of the vagina is attempted, and can be so strong as to almost close off the entrance, making penetration painful or even impossible.

It is a surprisingly common condition and the causes are …

Can’t Get / Keep an Erection »

What is Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is the term now normally used to describe the condition known as impotence. The word impotent suggests being weak or inadequate, which is how men may feel when they experience the condition. Use of the new term emphasises that it is a medical problem – not a personal failure.

In men, erectile dysfunction can be defined as being a persistent inability to get or keep an erection that is firm enough to attain sexual …

Dysfunction Treatments »

… drug use should be reduced or stopped entirely to see what the effect is. This includes alcohol, cigarettes, “hard” and “soft” drugs.

Counselling/ sex therapy

Where erectile dysfunction is recognised as being caused or made worse by psychological factors, some form of counselling and therapy for the individual and any partner(s) may be provided. Being able to have sexual intercourse does not necessarily solve the underlying problems which led to the difficulty …

Internal Ejaculation »

… activity but no semen comes out of the penis . This should not be confused with anejaculation described above where these sensations are not felt.

What causes internal/retrograde ejaculation?

Basically, semen is diverted into the bladder during ejaculation instead of being expelled through the penis. It is later excreted with the urine. Retrograde ejaculation would seem to be common following prostate surgery, but it can also be caused by spina bifida, diabetes, spinal …

Painful Ejaculation »

This is exactly what it describes – feeling pain when you ejaculate/come.

The cause of the pain is usually inflammation. This inflammation may be result of a sexually transmitted infection ( STI ) or some other infections.

STIs are dealt with in more detail in the Infections section of this web site.

How can painful ejaculation be treated?

Whatever the cause of the inflammation, it needs to be …

Unable to Ejaculate »

… drugs of any kind then their side-effects should be considered as a possible cause.

This includes things you might not consider to be drugs, such as alcohol, which is well known for its adverse effects on sexual capability. Anejaculation may be an extreme form of retarded (delayed) ejaculation.

Psychological problems such as anxiety and distress, may be a cause. Your views on sex and the sexual activities you take part in may conflict and result in anejaculation.

There can also be …

Prevention »

… Team on 07810 153 940

NHS Lanarkshire Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Provides sexual health services and information and testing for Hepatitis and other blood borne viruses.  For more information about local sexual health services go to the Services section of this site or call our appointment line on 0845 618 7191 (Line open Monday to Fridayy 9.00 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.)

GP/Primary Care Services

If you think you have been at risk ask your GP or Practice Nurse about …

Prevention »

… been used by someone else can easily lead to infection with hepatitis.

Safer sex

Besides helping to prevent pregnancy, condoms are also effective in preventing the transmission of viruses. If you have hepatitis B, your partner should be immunised against hepatitis B (if not already infected).

Other sexual activities that can transmit hepatitis

Oral sex, which is licking/sucking the penis or vagina, can result in the transmission of hepatitis B. If you want to …

CD4 Counts »

… CD4 Counts

Even while someone with HIV feels well, millions of CD4 cells are being invaded and destroyed by HIV daily and millions more are being produced to replace them. Over a number of years, the CD4 count usually declines. A CD4 count of between 500 and 200 indicates that damage has been done to your immune system. A CD4 count of below 200 means that you are at risk from serious infections such as PCP (a form of pneumonia), and a count below 100 means that you are at risk from other …

Stopping Therapy »

… More worryingly, the immune system starts to deteriorate as well!

If you decide to stop, despite the risks, you should consult your HIV doctor. In most cases, it is vital to stop taking the whole combination on the same day. Stopping one drug at a time or stopping particular doses or just not taking any of them on some days is not advisable, as this will increase your chances of developing drug resistant HIV. If you then want to re-start, you will need to discuss with your HIV doctor …

Support Groups »

… lives.

The International women's group for carers is a Lanarkshire group which provides a resource for people from a Black or ethnic minority community.

If you would like more information or to find the group closest to you, as well as training opportunities and pampering services, please contact Lesley Fishleigh on 01236 755 550.

A new national website about living with HIV can be found at www.namlife.org

 

Clinics North Lanarkshire (LanSH site) »

If you live in North Lanarkshire and are looking for a Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic ( formerly Family Planning ), please see the new listings page at our Services site: www.lansh.scot.nhs.uk/adult-clinics/

To make an appointment please call 0300 303 0251 (Line open Monday to Friday 9am – 4.45pm)  All Clinics are by appointment only (unless otherwise stated)

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Clinics South Lanarkshire (LanSH site) »

… 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

C Card

* Drop In Clinic:   Please note …

Get Rubbered »

… lube can be posted direct to your address in a discreet wrapper.  The Get Rubbered Scheme provides an alternative to the C Card Scheme for men who have sex with men who may be concerned about identifying their sexual orientation when asking for strong condoms.  The scheme is supported and part funded by NHS Lanarkshire.

To register for this scheme or to find out more, visit

http://www.getrubbered.com/  or contact Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland on:  0845 1221 200

Heart Disease »

… interferes with this process can affect sexual capacity.

Some degree of sexual difficulties (described in detail elsewhere on the site) can be experienced by many people with heart disease. If you experience pain during exertion, that too might interfere with your ability to relax during sexual activity.

You might also fear having a heart attack and decide against any sexual activity at all. Another factor may be medication you are taking for your condition as this can also affect …

Sex and Ageing »

… slow down in most physical activities you undertake, and sex is not any different from them. The desire for sex may decline due to hormonal changes in both men and women.

In men, more prolonged manual or oral stimulation may be needed to attain an erection which itself is not as rigid as before. Orgasm may be less frequent and less intense. Ejaculation may be less forceful. The period of time before another erection is possible – the refractory period – is likely to be longer. …

Andropause »

The word andropause is derived from Greek and means ‘when masculinity ceases’. It is used to describe a condition in men similar to the female Menopause, except that it does not directly end fertility.

In men, the production of the hormone Testosterone gradually decreases from about age 60. This has generally been accepted as a part of a normal ageing process and it is usually without notable impact on their physical condition.

It has been argued by some however, that there …

Your Prostate »

… of these for some men is Retrograde ejaculation, also known as internal ejaculation which is described in the ejaculation section of this site.

Other medications limit Testosterone production to shrink the prostate. Side effects here can include a decrease in Sex drive ( Libido ), difficulties with ejaculation or with gaining erections (ErectileDysfunction). Where medical procedures do not help alleviate the problems being encountered then surgery to remove all or part of the …

Hypertension »

Hypertension is the medical term used to describe high blood pressure (HBP). The causes of HBP can vary but its effects over time can result in damage to blood vessels, making them narrower and more rigid. In combination with atherosclerosis, this can lead to heart disease and stroke.

Any disease which impairs the circulatory system can affect sexual function as described in the Sexual Difficulties section of this site.

It is …

Being Gay or Lesbian »

… women’  are attracted to other women

Society seems to expect people to be heterosexual despite the fact that statistically 5-10 people in 100 will be gay, lesbian or bisexual. That means there are possibly half a million gay, lesbian and bisexual people living in Scotland.

Despite this, there are strong messages of disapproval that we pick up about being gay or lesbian from a very young age. This means that for most gay and lesbian people there may be a long time between …

Young Person Clinic List (LanSH site) »

NHS Lanarkshire run drop-in clinics for young people up to the age of 20 years. They are provided in both health and non-health settings. The staff are specially trained and are used to seeing young people. Please arrive early as places are limited.

Listings for YP and YP+ Clinics have moved to our Services site:

www.lansh.scot.nhs.uk/young-peoples-services/

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Prostate Cancer »

… of these for some men is Retrograde ejaculation , also known as internal Ejaculation which is described in the Ejaculation section of this site.

Other medications limit Testosterone production to shrink the Prostate. Side effects here can include a decrease in Sex drive ( Libido ), difficulties with Ejaculation or with gaining erections (ErectileDysfunction). Where medical procedures do not help alleviate the problems being encountered then surgery to remove all or part of …

Testicular Cancer »

… men who have a family history of testicular cancer or who have experienced conditions such as undescended testicle, mumps orchitis or hydrocele.

Self examination is best undertaken regularly – perhaps on the first day of the month, to establish a routine. Some men find examination of their testicles easier than others because some are more sensitive to the touch. The examination is usually recommended while in the bath or shower, when both the man and his testicles are relaxed. …

Female Genital Mutilation »

… Genital Mutilation ?

Female genital mutilation (known as FGM for short) is a general term to describe a range of intentional damage done to healthy female genitalia, and can include circumcision, excision and infibulation.  In females, circumcision may involve removing the head of the clitoris or more extensive damage.

Excision can involve removal of the clitoris, prepuce and labia minora. Infibulation, also known as pharaonic circumcision, is the more drastic …

Anus and Rectum »

… Safer Sex section of the site. It is safer to use a condom for penetrative anal sex, one that is designed to be strong enough for this activity like Durex Ultra Strong, Mates Super Strong or HT Specials. These work better with a water-based lubricant like K-Y Jelly, Liquid Silk or Aquagel. Oil based lubricants seriously damage most condoms and can only be used with PVC condoms like Durex Avanti or with Femidoms.

Although oral genital sex is considered to be a low risk activity, the …

Vaginal / Vulval Cancer »

… However, it may also be found in teenage women whose mothers used the drug Diethylstilboestrol ( des ) early in pregnancy to avoid miscarriage (this drug is no longer in use). Symptoms include abnormal bleeding or discharge.

Female Self-Examination »

… about getting to know what is normal for you; knowing how they look and how they feel. This includes different times throughout your monthly cycle – many women have lumpy, tender breasts just before their period, and soft breasts immediately afterwards.

It is unusual to find breast cancer in young women, but it becomes more common from around the age of 35 onwards. The vast majority of cases are found in women aged 50 or over. It is important, however to develop breast awareness soon …

Rape and Sexual Assault »

… Archway – Archway is a specialist sexual assault referral centre 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., …

Prostitution »

… – Address: East Gate Building, 727 London Road, Glasgow G40 3AW.  Tel: 0141 276 0737.  Provides:  Individual work, duty service, group work, development work.

Open Road Project – Address:  The Gatehouse, West Street Centre, 123 West Street, Tradeston, Glasgow, G5 8BA, Tel: 0141 420 7284.   Provides:  support to men involved in prostitution, works to identify the population, addresses their health and social needs in partnership with a range of statutory and voluntary …

Visual Impairment »

… The Royal National Institute for the Blind

The Royal National Institute for the Blind provides a transcription service that can carry out the translation of written material into Braille or audio format. The service is free for individuals and also available to organisations.There are currently a number of general resources available around sexual health and, in particular, education for young people. The customer services department, based in Peterborough, can deal with enquiries to …

Learning About Sex »

… sexual performance, but disability does not prevent sexual maturity, or remove sexual feelings, desires or curiosity.

Even if a disability does cause a loss of sexual function, we remain in tune with our sexuality. The physical and emotional aspects of sexuality, despite the physical loss of function, continue to be as important for disabled people as for non-disabled people. Education and the freedom to learn about our bodies and how they work is a fundamental part of growing as complete …

Learning Disability »

… and acknowledge that learning-disabled people also experience the same needs, feelings and desires associated with developed and active sexuality. It is also essential that this sexuality is given the freedom to express itself, and not be shut away for mistakenly being deemed inappropriate. A learning disability should not prevent any person from channelling their needs and feelings into means of expression that allows them to enjoy their sexuality and get pleasure and enjoyment from …

Physical Disability »

… out all the wider aspects of sexuality: feelings, affection, emotional and physical needs and desires and same-sex relationships. Sexuality brings with it a multitude of complex issues with its highs and lows, pitfalls and pleasures. These affect everyone, with or without a disability.

Impact of disability 

This is not to say, however, that the individual impact of a disability should be ignored. Whether it is lifelong or acquired, disability or illness can potentially affect any …