The Sexual Health Service aims to provide sexual healthy support and advice to young people including those who are pregnant or who are young parents.
Our purpose includes:
- reducing conceptions and sexually transmitted diseases
- support young parents to remain in education during and after the pregnancy
- give them the best opportunities possible for future education, employment and training
- improving support from antenatal through to postnatal period
- we also offer support in areas such as smoking, high aspirations and heightened self-esteem
A young person could be referred for reasons including:
- needing sexual health information and advice
- support to return into education, training and employment
- support in being a teenage mother or father
- Family Nurse Partnership Support
- attending our Young Parents ‘Stay and Play’ Group
Effective Sexual Health Advice Service
A young person's access to contraception and advice is a crucial factor in reducing teenage pregnancy. Sexual Health Hounslow run a free clinic, where young people have access to confidential advice and support.
If a young person thinks they are pregnant because of unprotected sex in the last 72 hours (3 days) they can take emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill to prevent unintended pregnancy. The earlier they take this the more effective it is likely to be.
Please see the location of pharmacies below who can administer the emergency contraception.
For further information contact:
Veronica Watts - Area Manager for Targeted Services
Children’s and Adults' Services
London Borough of Hounslow
Telephone: 020 8583 2750
Family Planning Association Helpline 0845 122 8690 - Free advice
Brook Helpline 0808 802 1234
Sexwise: 0800 28 29 30