Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
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.
People can also self refer now for termination of pregnancy services, Marie Stopes are now providing this service, they can be contacted by phoning 0345 300 8090 or via their website.
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection. It is passed on from one person to another by unprotected sex (sex without a condom) through vaginal, anal or oral sex. It is particularly common in sexually active teenagers and young adults.
75% of people infected with chlamydia don't have any symptoms. The good news is that it is easy to treat with antibiotics.
Did you know that if you are under 25 years old and sexually active, you have a 1 in 10 chance of testing positive for Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a common infection, which is spread by having sex and can cause problems with getting pregnant in the future if left untreated.
At the surgery we can provide you with a free Chlamydia Screening testing pack which is quick, painless and easy to use.
If you need treatment it is free of charge and can be given to you by the GP.
To get a pack, please ask a receptionist, nurse or doctor and they will be able to provide you with one.
In under 25 and those who are sexually active, it is recommended that they get tested for chlamydia every year or when they change sexual partner.
Tameside Centre for Sexual Health, Orange Rooms, 2nd Floor Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old Street Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR
Tel: 0161 342 7101