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Webchat: Sexual Health 23.10.2017 4:30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 23rd October 2017.

Got a question about sexual health but don’t know who to ask? Join us online on Monday 23rd October 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.

Remember all of the chats are completely anonymous, safe and secure, see our terms and conditions for more information.

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Chat Health (Sarah - Moderator) / 23 Oct 16:23

Join us in 10 minutes to ask any questions that you may have about sexual health

Chat Health (Sarah - Moderator) / 23 Oct 16:32

Welcome to today's webchat on sexual health. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have about sexual health

Chat Health (Sarah - Moderator) / 23 Oct 16:37

There are lots of myths and questions around sex and sexual health. For example....
Q: Can you get pregnant the first time you have sex?

A: Yes, pregnancy is possible even if it is the first time a girl has had sex. The truth is, if a boy and a girl have sex and don’t use contraception, she can get pregnant, whether it’s her first time or she has had sex lots of times

Do you have any questions regarding your own sexual health?

Chat Health (Sarah - Moderator) / 23 Oct 16:47

Protecting yourself from Sexually Transmitted Infections is an important part of sexual health. Did you know.....

Q: Do you always get symptoms if you have an STI?

A: No, you might not know if you have an STI due to signs such as it hurting when you pee, or noticing a discharge, unusual smell or soreness.

It is important to know where the local sexual health services are in your area. You can also see your GP if you are worried about any symptoms

Chat Health (Sarah - Moderator) / 23 Oct 16:55

Its important to remember that you can say no to sex or sexual activity. Nobody has the right to make you go further than you want to. You also have every right to say no, at any point, whoever you're with. If you want to have sex but your boyfriend or girlfriend or friend doesn't, you must respect their feelings.

Chat Health (Sarah - Moderator) / 23 Oct 16:56

NHS Choices has lots of information regarding sexual health and also local sexual health services

This chat is now closed!

This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

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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