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Sexual Health Services, Support & Clinics.

There's a wide range of services and clinics around Suffolk. (The same is probably true if you live outside Suffolk). They can be split into the types below. Most, but not all, clinics and services will have a confidentiality policy. In other words everything is kept strictly private. You can ask if the service has a confidentiality policy and can use another if you're not happy.


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Genito-Urinary Medicince (GUM) /Sexual Health Clinics

  • Found in larger hospitals.

  • They will be able to help with pretty much all Sexual Health issues, from Pregnancy to Sexually Transmitted Infections.


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3C's , Family Planning Clinics

  • Smaller than GUM clinics and tend to be easier to get to.

  • They'll also be less formal than a GUM clinic.

  • They will be able to help with most issues around Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Pregnancy Tests and in some cases minor Sexually Transmitted Infections.

  • These clinics can also be a really good place to just get advice and information.


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Drop Ins, Outreach and Visiting Clinics

  • Generally the most friendly and open of the services.

  • They have usually been set up just for young people.

  • Staff are chilled and friendly.

  • They will be able to help with most issues around Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Pregnancy Tests.

  • Some are based close to schools and some will take place on nights in Youth Clubs and community centres.

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