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Contraception

Contraceptive methods allow you to choose when and whether you want to have a baby. However, they don't protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
To find out about the 15 methods of contraception, where to get them and how to decide what's right for you, please visit NHS Choices: Contraception guide or go to www.icash.nhs.uk/contraception-sexual-health/contraception

I think I'm pregnant

Pregnancy testing is available in all iCaSH clinics, however you can also purchase a pregnancy test at other points in the community such as pharmacies and supermarkets.
You can take a pregnancy test from the first day of your missed period. There are some tests that can detect pregnancy before you have even missed your period.
Our clinicians will be able to explain all of your options and help you make the best decision for you.
All iCaSH Suffolk clinics are self-referral, which means that a GP referral letter is not necessary. Find your closest clinic here.

Emergency contraception

Acting quickly and using emergency contraception after unprotected sex will usually prevent a pregnancy.

The emergency contraceptive pill is available from:
  • your GP
  • any reproductive health clinic
  • some pharmacies
  • any sexul health clinic
  • any NHS walk-in centre
For over 16's the emergency contraceptive pill can also be bought from pharmacies. it costs around £25.

Alternatively you may be able to be fitted with an IUD which can be fitted at the following places:
  • GP surgeries
  • reproductive health clinics
Please call 0300 123 3650 for further information and advice.
For detailed information about emergency contraception, please visit NHS Choices: Emergency contraception

Chlamydia screening

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK. If you are between 16 and 24 and sexually active, you need to test regularly for chlamydia to stay free from infection. But don’t worry, it's easily treatable and you can test yourself for free at home.

To order your free Chlamydia test please visit
www.youngandfree.org.uk

What is chlamydia?

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Information on Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be found using the following links:

HIV services

 

c-card scheme

The c-card scheme is aimed at young people between 13-24 years old who can register to get a range of free condoms, femidoms, lube, dams, information and advice. The aim of the service is to promote reproductive and sexual health and help young people to access local services in Suffolk.

 

If you’re a young person and would like to register with the c-card scheme  please click here to see a list of outlets. Many of the upper and high schools across Suffolk are engaged with the c-card scheme through their school nurse. Please ask your school nurse for more information.


For any further information or enquiries please contact sexualhealthsuffolk@tht.org.uk

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