All of our services are young people friendly and we welcome young people age 13-25 to attend any of our clinics. Our services provide free and confidential help, support and advice.
Outreach Sexual Health Services can provide all young people under 25 with:
- free contraception
- mini screen – HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing
- pregnancy testing and options
- emergency contraception (Morning After Pill)
- advice and guidance about sex and relationships, resisting peer pressure, sexuality, contraception, STIs, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception.
Nottingham's Sexual Health Services also offer Drop-in and Outreach clinics specifically for young people to access.
All young people, including those under 16 have the right to private and confidential sexual health advice.
All our services are strictly confidential for all of our patients, no matter the age or circumstance. Information our patients give us is not shared with anyone outside our sexual health service without the consent of our patients, unless it is necessary to protect someone from serious harm. Our higher standards of confidentiality are discussed with patients when they first attend our service.
Young People's Survey
At Nottingham Pride 2023 we conducted a survey for young people to explore what they knew about Nottingham's Sexual Health Services and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). On average we had 200 responses per question.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- 94% of young people surveyed had heard of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- 14% of young people couldn't confidently name at least three Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
The role of education
- 53% of young people hadn't been told at school/college/university where the sexual health services are in Nottingham
- 79% of young people would like to access more information about testing in education
Accessing Information around sexual health services and STIs
- 54% of young people would like to access more information about testing on social media
- Young People chose Instagram as the social media platform they would most likely use to access information about sexual health clinics and testing for STIs
- Only 38% of young people have accessed this website to get information about STIs or testing