Sex & Relationships

Sex and relationships are a major concern for young people growing up. Am I ready? Am I old enough? Here you can get the information you need - before you need it.


Choosing contraception

There lots of different kinds of safe, reliable contraception available from your health service

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Children and young people in Oxfordshire can get help if there are issues with drugs or substance misuse

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Emergency Contraception

If your contraception has failed, you can take steps to prevent getting pregnant, find out how

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Child Sexual Exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is a form of child abuse where an adult targets a vulnerable child, often during their teenage years, to sexual abuse them

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Condoms & Safety C-Card

The safety C-Card is a way of getting free condoms and sexual health advice for all young people aged under 25 in Oxfordshire

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Before doing anything intimate with anyone else you should have consent – even for kissing

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is when someone is being hurt or victimised by their partner. It is a crime.



Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning - find out more about sexuality and gender identity.

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Viewing pornography can harm your health - and get you in trouble with the law

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Ready or Not & the Law

Most people do not have sex until after the age of consent (16). Many people leave it for longer. How can you know if you are ready to have sex?

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Find out more about the risks of sending nudes, and hear what young people in Oxfordshire had to say about sexting

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Sexual Assault & Rape

Rape and Sexual assault is when someone touches you in a way that is inappropriate and against your wishes (does not give consent), this is against the law.

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Sexual Health

It's important to know the facts on how to keep yourself and your partner sexually healthy before you start having sex.