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What is Sexual Health?

What is Sexual Health?
Being healthy is about feeling good physically, mentally and emotionally. Being sexually healthy means that we avoid infections, illnesses and take responsibility to ensure that we protect ourselves and others, emotionally and physically.
In this way, sexual health is an important and integral part of overall health. When we are sexually healthy we make the best decisions for us that we can with regard to our sexual partners and sexual practice.
For people who choose to be sexually active, sex can be enjoyable, safe and should based on mutual respect and agreement.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines sexual health as:
  • Equality and mutual respect
  • To negotiate with your sexual partner(s) to ensure that the sex you have is the sex you want
  • Protecting yourself ...
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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections & Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinics

What is an STI?

A sexually transmitted infection (STI) is an infection that can be passed from person to person when having sex. You can get an STI by having vaginal sex, anal sex, or oral sex. There are several different types of STI.

What are the main STIs?

The ten most common STIs in the UK are: anogenital warts, chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhoea, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, pubic lice, syphilis, and trichomonas. These are briefly described below.

Anogenital warts are small lumps that develop on the genitals and/or around the anus (back passage). They are sometimes just called genital warts. They are caused by a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV)...

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Sexual health – Test

If you are worried about your sexual health or in need of special tests, here at Clinica we offer a variety of tests. Call us today or fill out this form to arrange for an appointment.

  • Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and others
  • 1 Minute HIV test (at £75)
  • Completely confidential
  • Screening tests (blood, urine or swabs) – charged according to the level of testing required

 

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