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Sexual health

Good sexual health is about keeping ourselves, and our partners, safe. It’s about finding suitable contraception, avoiding getting a sexually transmitted disease (STI), and helping women manage the symptoms of the menopause.

If you’ve a question about sex, sexual health or contraception, find out more at NHS Choices.

If you think something is wrong, using NHS Choices will help you work out whether you should visit your GP or one of our sexual health clinics run by Bristol Sexual Health Services.

NHS Choices

At NHS Choices, you’ll find a range of advice, helpful diagrams and support on:

  • young people and sex 
  • sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how to recognise them
  • menopause 
  • fertility (including fertility problems and IVF)
  • trans health
  • gay health and more

Unity Sexual Health Services

Unity Sexual Health is a new service for people living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Free, friendly and confidential services include:

  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • Contraception care
  • Pregnancy advisory services.

For more information on Unity Sexual Health visit or call 0117 342 6900.

Visit your GP

Your GP practice (the doctors) can provide you with support and advice on a wide range of sexual health issues including fertility, menopause, contraception and screening for STIs.


Many large pharmacies offer free emergency contraception, condoms, chlamydia screening and treatment.

Find your nearest pharmacy

Where else can I find help?

You’ll also find a range of advice and information about sex, relationships and your body at 4YP Bristol, and in person or online at the Brook Clinic.