This toolkit includes a great deal of information as it aims to be a comprehensive resource for both pharmacists and those who design and implement new care pathways. Due to the nature of sexual health services, the majority of this information is aimed at primary care practitioners. However, practitioners in secondary and specialised care settings will find this a useful resource that details community care, with the potential to link with colleagues across different care settings to share expertise and Sexual health promotion service a more integrated service.
These standards bring together for the first time the key elements of best practice that people seeking help in relation to STIs are entitled to expect, whichever service they choose to attend.
The effective management of STIs, as specified in the standards, will improve health outcomes for individuals, protect the broader public health and contain costs to the NHS. Advice about buying self-test kits for sexually transmitted diseases STDs.
The programme is available for use by professionals across Northern Ireland, but we welcome any interested professionals from other areas. On completion of all aspects of this learning programme the learner should be able to:.
Review of the evidence for the UK national guidelines on safer sex advice.
Healthy Respect strongly endorses a multi-faceted approach integrating information, education and services to improve sexual health and wellbeing of young people. As part of this, Healthy Respect develops and supports professional networks to ensure professionals working with young people and parents have access to quality information, training and resources. Confidentiality and child protection can be sensitive areas of work for professionals. In all aspects of sexual health work with young people, Healthy Respect seeks to clarify policy and challenge media misconceptions, so that professionals can work with confidence.
Doctors and health professionals have a duty of care and a duty of confidentiality to all patients, including under 16s. This guidance applies to the provision of advice and treatment on contraception, Sexual health promotion service and reproductive health, including abortion.
We give straightforward "Sexual health promotion service," advice and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. The service provides comprehensive and objective information to the general public and health professionals on all aspects of fertility awareness. All methods of contraception are available free on the NHS from reproductive and sexual health clinics and some GPs.
This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations to guide clinicians, women and couples in making decisions about contraceptive choices, including stopping contraception. It is beyond the scope of this guidance to make recommendations on management of the perimenopause and use of hormone replacement therapy HRTexcept in the context of contraceptive use. Many women are aware that their fertility declines from their mid 30s and think they can stop using contraception Sexual health promotion service they are in their 40s.
They wrongly assume — because their fertility is lower, they have less sex and their periods may have become irregular — that contraception can be abandoned.
However, women do still get pregnant in their late 40s and even into their 50s without using assisted reproduction techniquesso contraception should continue to be used every time they have sex if pregnancy is to be avoided. This guidance is most relevant to young people under 18 years of age but may also apply to young people up to the age of 25 years.
The guidance is intended for use by health professionals providing contraceptive services to young people. This document provides guidance for health professionals on sexual and reproductive health in the postnatal period i. The guidance is intended for use by health professionals providing EC. This guideline covers one to one interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections STIs and under conceptions. The aim is to reduce the transmission of chlamydia and other STIs, including HIV, and reduce the rate of pregnancies among women aged The charity also campaigns and lobbies for greater political and public understanding of the personal, social and medical impact of HIV and sexual ill health.
CD4 is hijacked by HIV which uses it to gain access to the cell. This guideline covers how to increase the uptake of HIV testing in primary Sexual health promotion service secondary care, specialist sexual health services and the community.
It describes how to plan and deliver services that are tailored to the local prevalence of HIV, promote awareness of HIV testing and increase opportunities to offer testing to people who may have undiagnosed HIV. This document includes a review of the current data to support the use of PEPSE, considers how to calculate the risks of infection after a potential exposure, and provides recommendations on when PEPSE would and would not be considered.
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV statement on re-testing of young persons diagnosed with chlamydia infection. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a Sexual health promotion service called Chlamydia trachomatis.
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It is caused by the crab Sexual health promotion service Phthirus pubis. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection.
It is caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. If all tests for infections come up negative but you still experience discomfort, burning or soreness, Sexual health promotion service may have vulval pain:. The Sexual Advice Association, formerly the Sexual Dysfunction Associationis a charitable organisation, to help improve the sexual health and wellbeing of men and women and to raise awareness of the extent to which sexual conditions affect the general population.
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