Sexual Health Week 2016: STIs

Sexual Health Week 2016
12 September 2016
Raising awareness about where to test, encouraging condom use and busting some common myths.

This year, Sexual Health Week is all about sexually transmitted infections and condom use.

Lots of young people learn about STIs at school, but it's often just bare facts, which means infections may not be discussed in the context of enjoying safer sex and relationships.

Get Tested!

If you are sexually active you should visit a Sexual Health Clinic to be tested. These are free, confidential, non-judgmental and available to people of any age. In Oxfordshire, the two main sexual health clinics are in Headington and Banbury, but there are also clinics in Abingdon, Bicester, Didcot, Cowley, Kidlington, Wantage and Witney. You can also go to your GP or School Health Nurse.

Conquer your condom embarrassment

Most sex takes place for pleasure, so there isn’t anything to feel ashamed or embarrassed about when you talk about condoms.

Remember that condoms are available for all young people in Oxfordshire under the age of 25 through the Safety C-Card Scheme. There are C-Card locations all over Oxfordshire including schools, pharmacies, youth clubs and sexual health and contraceptive clinics

Myths about STIs

Can you get an STI from oral sex? Do you know how to get tested and treated for STIs? Bust some myths about STIs

Join the Conversation

FPA will be publishing facts from their Sexual Health Week STI survey all week.  Follow them on Twitter or follow the hashtag #SHW16. You can also download the full survey results.

Think you need better Sex & Relationships Education at school? Lots of other people do too, and want the government to make healthy sexual relationships part of the national curriculum. You can follow the hashtag #SREnow on Twitter, or find out more at the website.

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