Sexual health advice and treatment

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.
 
Sexual Health Hounslow clinics offer free and confidential advice and support on all aspects of contraception, family planning and sexual health.
 
There are three sexual health clinics in Hounslow:
  • Isleworth- West Middlesex Hospital, Twickenham House TW7 6AF
  • Hounslow- Heart of Hounslow, 92 Bath Road TW3 3EL
  • Feltham- Feltham Centre for Health, TW13 4GU
For more information visit www.sexualhealthhounslow.org.uk or call 020 8321 5718

Emergency Contraception

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:
 
Emergency Hormonal Contraception is also known as the ‘morning after pill’ when taken within 72 hours can help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed. You can get free emergency hormonal contraception from a sexual health clinic or from your nearest pharmacies.
 
IUD - Intrauterine device or coil is available at Sexual Health Hounslow clinics.

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. 
 
Register for the C-Card in Hounslow to get free condoms, advice and guidance on safer sexual practices.
 
Visit the Come Correct website for more information
 
Visit the NHS website for more information on male condoms.
 

Chlamydia testing

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.

HIV testing

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. You can get tested at a sexual health clinic, or you can now order a free self-sampling HIV test kit online.
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