Sexual Health

Advice on staying safe

Attitudes to sex can vary and students from other countries & backgrounds may notice some differences. Choices about sex should be individual and personal to you. You may choose to have sex at university; you may not – however if you do, it is vitally important that you practice safe sex and have a good grasp of sexual health issues. If you are having sex, it's important to have regular sexual health check-ups, particularly if you've been having unprotected sex.Using condoms every time you have sex can help reduce the risk of contracting a Sexually Transmitted Infection and can prevent unplanned pregnancy. Whether you chose to engage in sexual activity or not, it is important for you to know the facts which can help you make choices. The links on this site can give you information on safe sex and relationship issues.

For information, advice and confidential support you can contact your local GUM clinic

The Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic provides testing for sexually transmitted infections, sexual health advice, emergency contraception and pregnancy testing. Hepatitis A and B vaccinations for at risk individuals, HIV counselling and testing.

Genitino Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic     T | 028 9063 4050

Free postal Chlamydia testing for young people aged 16 – 25 is at www.freetest.me
Family Planning http://www.northerntrust.hscni.net/services/925.htm

For GP out of hours numbers; http://www.gpoutofhours.hscni.net/

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