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The Sexual Health Service provides freeconfidential testing and treatment services for sexual infections, along with advice on a wide range of Sexual Health and Contraceptive issues. It's based at Castle Circus Health Centre in Torquay. Covering Contraception, STIs, plus lots more sexual health information
Alternatively, book an appointment on 0300 303 3989 or 01803 656500 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
From 1st July 2020 Marie Stopes is able to offer women face-to-face and telemedicine TOP appointments across Devon as follows, offering women in the region increased choice and access to NHS-funded early medical abortion:-
Exeter – St. Leonards Medical Practice, Athelstan Road, Exeter, EX1 1SB
Open – Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30 – 16:30
Paignton – Mayfield Medical Centre, 37 Totnes Road, Paignton, TQ1 5LA
Open – Thursday & Friday 8:30 – 16:30
Plymouth – Mount Gould Local Care Centre, 200 Mount Gould Road, Plymouth, PL4 7PY
Open – Wednesday 17:00 – 21:00 and Friday 13:00 – 21:00
All three clinics provide a confidential setting to respect women’s dignity and privacy.
Women seeking abortion care will also be offered the full range of contraception methods, as well as testing for chlamydia.
Women can self-refer by contacting Marie Stopes UK’s confidential helpline One Call (0345 300 8090) which is free to call, offering women appointments, advice and unlimited counselling with independent counsellors registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
A contraceptive shot to prevent pregnancies for 3 months. You can inject yourself at home or with the help of a friend or family member. Watch this video to show you how easy it is!
Enjoy this video about sex, consent and tea
Click here for opening times to get a full sexual health screen (STDs) and arrange contraception, including implants and coils.
Check out this guide to contraception from the NHS, and take the sexual health self assessment.
Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed, for example if your condom has split or if you've missed a pill. This page gives details about the two types: IUD (coil) or emergency contraceptive pill.
This page provides an overview of the different STIs and links to more information about these conditions.
Expert advice for teenage girls about what types of contraception are available and where they can find the right kind to suit them.
If you don't want to be a Daddy/Mummy just yet, there are ways to stop this from happening. But some ways are better than others!
The contraceptive implant is a small flexible tube about 40mm long that's inserted under the skin of your upper arm. It's inserted by a trained professional, such as a doctor, and lasts for three years.
The intrauterine system (IUS) is a very effective method of contraception. It is also used to treat heavy periods (menorrhagia). It sits inside the womb (uterus). Once fitted, it works as a contraceptive for five years. Most women who use an IUS have no problems with it. It is sometimes called a 'hormone coil' because in the 1960s some intrauterine contraceptives were coil-shaped. Mirena® is the name of the only IUS available in the UK.
Honest advice about sexual health, contraception, STIs, pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and planning a pregnancy
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NON-EMERGENCY: Take a look at our "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.