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Sexual health information and services for adults

Unity Sexual Health

Unity Sexual Health is the name of the new specialist sexual health service covering South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset. Unity provide free STI testing and treatment, contraception and pregnancy advice as well as other services and information which can be found on their web site.

All Unity services are free, confidential, non-judgmental and for people of all ages, genders and orientations.

Contraception

Free contraception is available through your GP or health Centre and information about this, as well as a contraception guide, can be found on the NHS Choices website.

The FPA (Family Planning Association) website contains detailed information and advice about contraception options and PDF leaflet, explaining the different contraceptive methods is also available to download from this site.

Pharmacies

If you’ve had unprotected sex and need emergency contraception (the morning after pill) you can get this free from some pharmacies in South Gloucestershire as long as you are under 25 and the sex was less than 96 hours (four days) ago. If you need emergency contraception and you are 25 or over you should go to your GP or one of the specialist sexual health clinics provided by Unity sexual health

To find your nearest pharmacy that can provide emergency contraception simply text the word PHARMACY followed by EHC and your full postcode to 80011 and you will receive a free message back listing the three nearest pharmacies to the postcode you entered.

If you had unprotected sex more than four days ago you should go to your GP or contact Unity sexual health as soon as possible as you may still be able to prevent the risk of unplanned pregnancy.

Some pharmacies are also able to provide; free Chlamydia test kits and Chlamydia treatment (only for patients referred by the Unity Chlamydia Screening Office).

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