‘Pillow Talk’ advice event to mark Sexual Health Week and World Contraception Day

As part of Sexual Health Week and World Contraception Day, Spectrum Community Health, in partnership with NHS Wakefield District, will be at Xscape on Sunday 23rd September to give visitors advice and information about healthy physical relationships. Visitors are welcome to speak, confidentially, to health professionals at Spectrum’s mobile health unit, outside the main entrance at Xscape, from 9am to 5pm.

Positive Sexual Health is important because of the impact it has on a person’s general health and wellbeing. Having a ‘Pillow Talk’ discussion with one of Spectrum’s health professionals is a good way to get free, friendly, confidential advice about sexual health, contraception, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Spectrum’s specially trained clinical staff will also be on hand to offer Chlamydia screening at the mobile health unit’s private consultation room, to visitors aged under 25 years.

Dr. Debbie Hallott, Head of CaSH (Contraception and Sexual Health) at Spectrum, said: “It’s important that people can make informed and safe decisions about their sexual health but it’s not always easy to be able to take time out of a busy life to visit the clinic. Our services want to support and empower people to make informed choices about their sexual health. Our mobile health unit is one way that we can give the public easy access to advice, screening and other sexual health services. And we can do this confidentially as our mobile unit is equipped with a private consulting room.

“One of our priorities is safety and on the day, visitors can learn about sexually transmitted infections, such as Chlamydia, HIV, gonorrhoea and syphilis, and how to avoid them or treat them. Whatever your issue on sexual health, our trained staff are here to help so please come and see us on Sunday for confidential advice”

Visitors can also learn about the variety of contraception available to them and those aged between 16 and 25 years, can register for free condoms, if they live in the Wakefield District.

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