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Sexual health is a vital aspect of overall well-being. For young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), it is essential to have access to accurate information, supportive resources, and appropriate healthcare to navigate their sexual development safely and confidently. Understanding sexual health helps prevent infections, promotes healthy relationships, and empowers young individuals to make informed decisions.

NHS Guide to Sexual Health Services

View the NHS Guide to Sexual Health Services to learn about:

  • Visiting a Sexual Health Clinic for the first time
  • Contraception and STI Services
  • Pregnancy
  • Abortion Services
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sexual Assault Services

Your Sexual Health Matters

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust - Your Sexual Health Matters offers comprehensive sexual health services primarily for residents of Derbyshire and Derby City, including children and young people aged 0-19 years. It provides resources and support for a variety of sexual health needs, including STI testing, contraception, pregnancy advice, and sexual health education.

Key services include:

  • STI Testing and Treatment: The service offers free and confidential testing for STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. Test kits can be ordered online and results are typically provided within 7 days
  • Contraception: Information and access to various contraceptive methods are available, including free condoms by post, long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) like implants and injection, and oral contraceptive pills
  • Support and Counselling: The service provides access to psychosexual counselling, support for sexual abuse and assault victims, and specialised services for LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Pregnancy Services: Resources for abortion advice, emergency contraception, and pregnancy planning are also offered. The service helps with referrals and provides information on accessing necessary services
  • Free Condom Schemes: Various schemes are available to access free condoms, targeting different age groups and ensuring safe sexual practices are maintained