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Sexual Health: Myths and Facts 03.04.17- 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 3rd April 2017.

Got a question about sexual health but don’t know who to ask? Join us online on Monday 3rd April 4.30-5pm to talk to a health care professional about sexual health, facts and myths. Ask questions, get advice and seek knowledge on the truth on sexual health.

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Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 3 Apr 16:27

This chat will open in for minutes time topic tonight is sexual health

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 3 Apr 16:36

Fact: Condoms DO prevent pregnancy & STI's when used correctly

Myth: Withdrawal method during sex is safe (NOT TRUE YOU CAN GET PREGNANT AND STI's)

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 3 Apr 16:44

Myth: Morning after pill can only be taken the morning after having unprotected sex NOT TRUE

Fact: Did you know you have up to 72 hours to take emergency contraception although the sooner it is taken the more effective it is. If you have gone over 72hrs please get advice from your local sexual health service GP or School Nurse.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 3 Apr 16:46

Can you get an STI by having unprotected oral sex ?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 3 Apr 16:49

Yes you can get STI's by having unprotected oral sex

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 3 Apr 16:58

Myth: Chlamydia does not effect your chances of pregnancy......NOT TRUE

Fact: Chlamydia can make it harder to have babies in the future.
In women if not treated it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease which can lead to infertility.
In men if not treated it can lead to a painful infection in the testicles and possibly reduced fertility.

IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD UNPROTECTED SEX IT IS ADVISABLE TO HAVE A SEXUAL HEALTH SCREEN WITH EITHER CONTRACEPTIVE SERVICES OR YOUR GP.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 3 Apr 17:05

If you have any concerns about your sexual health and want to talk with someone please look on line at:
www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk
You could also attend your school Nurse drop in
All services for young people are confidential.

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Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

Health for teens Sexual health section or:

www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk

www.childline.org.uk

www.youngminds.org.uk

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your school nurse or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

You can text your school nurse through the ChatHealth messaging service which runs Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  If you go to school in Leicester City please text 07520 615386, if you go to school in Leicestershire County or Rutland then please text 07520 615387.

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