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Sexual health


There are many places in Rotherham you can go to get help and advice on all issues relating to your sexual well being whatever your age.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

It’s simple - if you have unprotected sex, then you’re at risk of catching a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). Anyone who is sexually active can catch an STI, regardless of their age, gender or sexuality. In fact, you can have an STI and be totally unaware of it, because not everyone will get symptoms. If you do have unprotected sex, be sure to get yourself tested. Remember - the only way you can protect yourself is by wearing a condom, not just once but every time.
For information and advice, or to arrange an appointment with a qualified professional you can contact the following services:

The Contraception and Sexual Health Service

This service offers free condoms and contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, termination support, STI checks, general sexual health advice and support, psychosexual support.

Rotherham Community Health Centre, Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham, S60 1RY.
Open Monday to Saturday Telephone for an appointment or drop in.
Telephone: 01709 423129

Genito-Urinary Medicine

A free and confidential service that offers sexual health checks. Full STI screens, emergency contraception, HIV testing and information on hepatitis B available.
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD.

Telephone: 01709 307777. Call or visit for an appointment.


Free Chlamydia Screening

The Chlamydia Screening Programme, Terrence Higgins Trust
This programme offers free Chlamydia screening for men and women under the age of 25.
Telephone for a pack: 01302 730400 or go on line at

Emergency Contraception


Help72 scheme

Service which offers FREE Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) to women aged 13 and over in Rotherham should they have had unprotected sex in the last 72 hours and are concerned about being pregnant.

Visit to find out where to get free emergency hormonal contraception.

Pregnant? What next?


Pregnancy advisory service

The Pregnancy advisory service provides advice and information to women and couples about their choices if they are unsure about continuing with a current pregnancy. Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD. Telephone: 01709 304 542 or freephone 0800 073 0958.


Sexual Assault Service


Sexual Assault Referral Centre
A service where female and male victims of rape and sexual assault can receive medical care and counselling all under one roof. The service takes self-referrals or referrals can be made through other services such as the police.
The Isis, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD. Telephone: 01709 307327.

Last reviewed: 30/10/2012

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