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Sexual Health Clinic

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Sexual Health Clinic

We offer sexual health clinic services in Brighton and Hove. We offer a number of services, both NHS and private.

Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea Testing & Treatment

We offer Chlamydia/Gonorrhea tests in our pharmacy for both male and female. Please call us or visit our pharmacy to find out more.

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are both very common bacterial infections that are sexually transmitted that can be very easily treated with antibiotics. Often these infections can be present with no symptoms and if left untreated they can cause potential long term problems including affecting fertility.

Chlamydia is particularly common in young people aged under 25.

It can take up to 2 weeks after sexual contact for a test to pick up these infections therefore it may be necessary to repeat the tests to cover any window periods. We advise to screen regularly, particularly after any partner changes.

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C-Cards for free condoms

You can get your C-Card for free condoms from our pharmacy if you are under 25 in Brighton and Hove.

If you are under 25 you can get a C-Card which gives you access to free condoms, femidoms and lube from our pharmacy.

The C-Card scheme means that you can sign up to get a free card which lets you get free condoms, femidoms and lube across the city.

These are the only way to protect you and your partner against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). The C-Card scheme is designed for you – to make getting free condoms, femidoms and lube easy and hassle free.

Getting a C-Card doesn’t mean that you have to have sex – and just because someone has a C-Card doesn’t mean that they are having sex either! It is about getting clued up on safer sex and how to look after yourself for when you are ready – whenever that is.

Read more on how the C-Card Scheme works here.

Emergency Hormonal Contraceptives

Free Emergency Contraception (EHC) ( Morning After Pill ) for under 25’s in Brighton & Hove available from University pharmacy.

The morning after pill as commonly referred is an emergency hormonal contraceptive pill which can be taken to follow unprotected sex to avoid pregnancy. It is recommended to take the pill as soon as possible after the sexual intercourse. If you require the pill, one of our pharmacists will carry out a short assessment by asking you to fill in a short questionnaire to establish if the treatment is suitable for you.

There are two drugs available in the UK without a prescription that are used as an Emergency Hormonal Contraceptives (EHC). Levonelle one-step and EllaOne. Levonelle One-step can be used for no longer than 72 hours of unprotected sex in order to prevent pregnancy. EllaOne is to be taken no longer than 120 hours after unprotected sex.

The pharmacist will advise you as to which contraceptive pill is suitable for you during a consultation. The morning after pill is not to be used regularly as it’s only for occasional use when another form of contraceptives was not used or failed.

If you require the morning after pill, please speak to a member of staff who will get you to fill in a short questionnaire. The pharmacist will go through the questionnaire with you and if it suitable, they will supply the pill or they will refer you to another service if the tablet is not suitable for you.

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Private Emergency Contraception (EHC) ( Morning After Pill ) in Brighton & Hove is available from University pharmacy.