Sexual Health

For instance, there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

Useful Resources:

A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS
Issues, symptoms and treatments
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor
Here you'll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.
FPA - The Sexual Health Charity Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.
The Bradford and Airedale Sexual Health website is a one-stop-shop for sexual health and contraceptive information, advice and services across the Bradford district. The site lists all the CONFIDENTIAL AND FREE sexual health and contraception services available and is split into sections for ages 13-16;  17-25;  26-49 and 50+.  It also contains sections that parents may find useful to support their children and professionals to support people they are working with. 


There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.
Types of contraception | NHS

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Changes in Contraception and Sexual Health Services.
If you are needing contraceptive help or other sexual health matters and are unable to attend the surgery, the following drop-in clinics are available:
Hillside Bridge Health Centre, Butler St West, Bradford
Bevan House, Piccadilly, Bradford
Bowling Hall Medical Practice, West Bowling, Bradford
Bingley Medical Practice, Canalside Health Centre, Bradford
Farfield Group Practice, West Lane, Keighley
Windhill Green Medical Practice, Thackley Old Road, Shipley 
You can contact any of these services by using the phone number below
Tel: 030 3330 9500

Useful Resources

A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are:
Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources:
This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them:


Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.
Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.

Useful Links

Information, videos and advice from the NHS website:
This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it:
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice