Sexual Health & Relationships

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Attitudes to sex can vary and students from other countries may notice some differences. Choices about sex should be individual and personal to you. You are entirely free to live according to your own standards and should not feel pressured to adopt those of other students. Using condoms every time you have sex can help reduce the risk of contracting a Sexually Transmitted Infection and can prevent unplanned pregnancy.

Termination (abortion) in this country is not considered to be an acceptable form of contraception.

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.

Knowing the facts can help you make informed choices which may contribute to your wellbeing and achieving your full potential.

Information about sexual health and relationshipsPDF DocumentLeaflet

 

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Where to go for confidential help and advice

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University of Leicester Drop in ‘Choices’ Sexual Health Clinic:

The clinic is in First Aid Room in the S.U. (Percy Gee Building) adjacent to The Green Room.

It is open Tuesdays during term time between 10.30am and 1.30pm

The free clinic is available to all students under 25 and is provided by the NHS with qualified specialist nurses. The drop in clinic provides advice and guidance in relation to all sexual health ; it is independant of your GP so information is not shared unless it is in your interest and with your consent. More information can be found at http://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/.

http://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/under-25/under-25s-clinics-leicester-city/

The SHACC service is available for students over the age of 25. Clinics are available in a number of health centres including the Vicitoria ark Health Centre which is adjacent to the University and more information can be found  at http://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/getting-tested-and-clinics/shacc/

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Choices service

http://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/under-25/under-25s-clinics-leicester-city/ 

 or telephone 0116 2898969

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Victoria Park  Health Centre

http://www.victoriaparkhealthcentre.co.uk/

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Help and support for those affected by rape and sexual assault

Juniper Lodge

Tel: 0116 2733 330

Jasmine House

Tel: 0116 2558 852

 

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Forced Marriages

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Student Counselling

www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ssds/counselling

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Leicestershire AIDS Support Services

www.lass.org.uk

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Sexual Health and Contraception clinics

www.shacc.co.uk

Emergency Contraception

If you have had unprotected sex, or you are worried that your contraception has failed, there are two methods of emergency contraception, for more information go to:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/Emergency-contraception/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

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