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It's National Sexual Health Week!



It's National Sexual Health Week!




It can be embarrassing, awkward and even stressful to think about your sexual health. Whether you’re a young person or older, we all need to look after our sexual health and wellbeing and make sure we’re protected and aware of potential risks.

This week, Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust is supporting Sexual Health Week 2016, a national campaign which aims to break down some of the stigma around sexual health. The week helps raise awareness of the sexual health services available and reinforce the importance of accessing help and support.

Local NHS service, Sexual Health Wirral, provides free and confidential advice, information and treatments for people living in Wirral regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. Our staff are friendly, approachable and will never judge. We offer sexual health screenings, treatment, advice and contraception to men and women.

The new interactive site sexualhealthwirral.nhs.uk launched in August and is packed full of information about looking after your sexual health. Easy to use and mobile friendly, you can order free chlamydia postal kits, book appointments and find your local clinic.

Judy Fairbairn, Sexual Health Wirral programme co-ordinator said “Our clinics across Wirral are busy every day and this shows that people are becoming much more savvy with looking after their sexual health and contraception needs. National statistics show that rates of STI’s are increasing in over 30’s and even the over 50’s, so we need to ensure that people embarking on new relationships later in life are fully aware of the risks. Sexual health & wellbeing is for everybody who is sexually active. Choosing the right contraception, protecting yourself against STI’s and knowing where to go for help is key.

Look out for Sexual Health Wirral all this week on your local radio, facebook/SHWirral and on twitter @wirralct. Visit sexualhealthwirral.nhs.uk or call 0151 514 6464 for more information.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:18

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