This is an area of medicine that can be embarrassing for some patients to talk about.
It is however vitally important. Not only for young adults who are getting to know their bodies and discovering sexual relations for the first time in their lives, but also older adults with concerns about sexually transmitted infections in new relationships, or general concerns for patients of all ages with regards to contraception and pregnancy.
In Yorkshire there is a lot of work going on to help increase awareness and education among the young sexually active population by offering free chlamydia tests and gifts such as the latest 'survival kit,' containing a 'spikey,' (a gadget to protect drinks from spiking), free condoms and a keyring. Both the chlamydia urine test and the survival kits are available now at Topcliffe Surgery for adults aged 25 and under. But also there is a plentiful supply of advice, leaflets and support, either by coming into Topcliffe Surgery, or by visiting the 'YorSexualHealth' website. A website for all North Yorkshire and York's patients with local and national resources and all your questions answered!
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to come into the surgery or call one of our doctors or nurses.