Teenagers

Chlamydia Screening

Chlamydia screening is available from the surgery if you are aged between 15 and 24.

Simply ask at reception for a kit. It is a completely confidential service where you can send a urine sample in the envelope provided and receive the results easily.

For more information visit NHS Choices

Videos from the NHS

In this dramatisation, teenage couple Ben and Rosie get tested for sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia.

Contraception

There are many different methods of contraception. Your Nurse/GP will discuss your choices with you to find the type that will work best for you.

Contraception is free for most people in the UK and allows you to choose when and if you want to have a baby. The only way to help protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is to use a condom every time you have sex. Other methods of contraception prevent pregnancy but don't protect against STIs.

External Websites:

Contraception explained - NHS Choices

Videos from NHS Choices

Dr Tina Peers, consultant in contraception and sexual health, explains how teenage girls can find the right type of contraception.

 

Teenagers say what they think about contraception and pregnancy, and experts describe how becoming pregnant or catching an STI can affect your life and your body. (Video courtesy of Making Sense of Health.)