Are you aged 16 to 24? If yes, then you are more at risk of getting a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI).
• You don’t need to have sex with lots of people to get an STI
• Many STIs are symptomless and, if left untreated, can cause long-term health problems
• STIs like gonorrhoea are becoming harder to treat or may not be treatable at all
• 59% of people who got chlamydia or gonorrhoea in 2016 were aged 16-24
For more information on STIs and how to use a condom visit the NHS website.
You can get free, accurate and confidential advice or help about your sexual health in Barking and Dagenham at your local GP or pharmacy.
GPs can give you contraception and most pharmacists will be able to give you free emergency contraception.
You can also walk in or book an appointment on 0208 924 6674 between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday to be seen at the sexual health service in Barking Hospital with a speciality clinic for people under 20 at Outpatients East, Barking Hospital, Upney Lane, Barking IG11 9LX.
For more information on the health services available in Barking and Dagenham visit the NHs website.