Sexual Health Services
Without using a form of contraception there is a high risk of pregnancy.
In order to avoid unwanted pregnancy all forms of contraception are available for free.
You can find the opening times of contraception clinics at www.primaryhealthcaredarlington.co.uk [external link]
Specialist Sexual Health Services including Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) (also sometimes referred to as sexually transmitted diseases STDs) have a variety of symptoms some of which can lead to being seriously ill. Using a condom is the best way of avoiding an STI/STD and passing it on to other people. Most STIs can be cured and those that can’t can be managed with medication. The sooner an STI is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can be received. It’s also easier to treat a new infection than an older one.
Find out more about STIs, symptoms and treatment see NHS Choices [external link]
For information about local specialist clinics please see the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust webpages [external link]
HIV home sampling [external link] - free HIV home testing targeted at those at a higher risk of HIV