Sexual Health Hounslow
Sexual health matters to both individuals and communities. It is an integral part of overall health and well-being. It is therefore important to pay attention to your sexual health regardless of your age, and whether you are in a long term relationship or not. Our ambition is to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of our residents.
- Isleworth- West Middlesex Hospital, Twickenham House TW7 6AF
- Hounslow- Heart of Hounslow, 92 Bath Road TW3 3EL
- Feltham- Feltham Centre for Health, TW13 4GU
Emergency contraception can help avoid a pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse (without using contraception) or contraceptive failure (condom has split, missing your pill, etc). There are two types of emergency contraception:
Come Correct - Free condoms for under-25’s
If you are under 25 years, the C-card scheme enables you to collect free condoms at a number of locations in Hounslow and across London.
- Visit the Come Correct website for more information
- Visit the NHS website for more information on male condoms.
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK, with sexually active young people at highest risk. You don't need to have had lots of sexual partners to be at risk. Chlamydia often has no symptoms and can have serious health consequences (e.g. chronic abdominal pain and long-term problems including infertility) in both men and women.
If you are sexually active and under 25, you should be tested for chlamydia at least every year and every time you have a new partner, even if it is under a year since you last tested. You can get tested at the sexual health clinic, or at your GP practice. You can also test yourself at home by ordering the Chlamydia screening kit from Checkurself www.checkurself.org.uk, or collect the kit from your nearest pharmacy.
London has the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections in England, with 33,863 Londoners diagnosed with HIV. Across the UK it’s estimated there are nearly 26,000 people with HIV who do not know they have it. The only way to find out if you have HIV is to have an HIV test. This involves testing a sample of your blood or saliva for signs of the infection.