Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
For instance, there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS
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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact.
You can be tested for STIs at a sexual health clinic, genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic or GP surgery.
Search for a sexual health clinic near you and find out what services they offer.
Condoms are available for free from your sexual health clinic and from other sexual health organisations. They may also be available from the Practice.
The C-Card (condom card) is a small card which will fit into your pocket, wallet or purse. Having a card means that you can get free condoms at various which are part of the scheme. Both young men and women can get a c-card but you must be under 25 years old.
- experience distress, anxiety, uncertainty and persistently uncomfortable feelings about their biological sex not fully matching their gender identity (the gender they see themselves as)
- have, and may act on, a gender identity which is different from their anatomical sex. For example, someone born with female sex characteristics deciding to live permanently as a man
Gender dysphoria is a recognised medical condition for which gender reassignment treatment is available on the NHS in Scotland.
LGBT Helpline Scotland information and support
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We provide information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. We are also here to support those questioning or wanting to discuss their sexuality or gender identity.
Finding that you have an unplanned pregnancy can be emotionally difficult and stressful. Some women will choose to continue the pregnancy, but other women will choose to have a termination. Women wanting to discuss unplanned pregnancy are seen by appointment at dedicated NHS Grampian clinics.
You can contact the sexual health service directly on 01224 655535 between 9am and 2pm Monday to Friday.
Before you attend, we recommend you read the leaflet (link below) which lets you know what will happen at this first appointment at the Aberdeen Community Health & Care Village, Frederick Street, Aberdeen.