Sexual Health

Whatever your age, sexuality or cultural background there are a range of services available to you in the Lothians which can provide the full range of contraceptive methods, emergency contraception, STI advice, testing and treatment, HIV testing, pregnancy advice and referral for termination of pregnancy.

Some also offer specialist services such as smear tests, colposcopy clinics, community gynaecology clinics, menopause and premenstrual syndrome clinics, sexual problems clinics. Others offer specialist advice and care for, men who have sex with men, anyone at high risk of STI or blood borne viruses and HIV, those who need PEPSE and those who have HIV.

NHS Lothian now has a dedicated sexual health website – www.lothiansexualhealth.scot.nhs.uk This site has been created by experts to provide reliable and straightforward information about sexual health and services for people in Lothian.

If you are under 25 there are services specially designed for you. Full details can be found Healthy Respect website. Also take a look at our young people section.

Last Reviewed: 07/06/2011