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Sexual Health for Young People

Young people are naturally curious about their bodies and other people. By answering any questions they ask, you can help them understand their bodies, their feelings and other people’s feelings and let them know how to stay healthy. For more information from NHS Choices on how to talk to young people about sexual health click here.

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Sexual Health in South Tyneside

Sexual Health Services are a confidential free service that can offer contraception, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing and condoms.

Click here for information on sexual Health Clinics in South Tyneside and when they are open.

Stanhope Parade Sexual Health Clinic

Contraception information and advice This service provides contraception and sexual health screening/testing, treatment and follow up as well as all forms of contraception, including longer acting methods are available from the clinic. Stanhope Parade Health Centre in South Tyneside offers a full range of contraception plus screening/testing for sexually transmitted…

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Sexual Health in Sunderland

Both GUM (testing and treatment for sexual infection) and Family Planning (contraception and advice) are available in Sunderland form: Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP

Appointments can be made by calling:  GUM: 0191 5699021

Family Planning: 0191 569 9966

For clinics, a range of support services and information in Sunderland visit NHS Choices


The C-Card scheme provides confidential sexual health advice and free condoms to anyone aged 13-24.

Young people can use the Sunderland C-Card scheme whether they’re male or female and no matter what their sexual orientation is.

C-Cards registration and distribution is available at several different venues across Sunderland, click here for more info and to find your nearest registration/distribution point.

Sunderland Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) Service

The Sunderland Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) or Sexual Health service is FREE and confidential and is open to all ages (13 years and older) and sexualities. They provide the full range of sexual infection screening and treat all sexual infections free of charge. They also see and manage men and women…

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