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Webchat: Sexual Health, Monday 17th October 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 17th October 2016.

Want advice on sexual health? Have any questions that you feel too embarrassed to ask? Get information about sexual health, myths and facts. Join us online for the Webchat on Monday 17th October and connect with other young people, ask questions, find answers and discuss.

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 (Nurse) / 17 Oct 16:36

Hello, the webchat today about sexual health is now open :)

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 16:39

What does sexual health mean to you?

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 16:41

Sexual health covers a large range of topics such as contraception, sexually transmitted infections and healthy relationships.
Do you know where to go to get information or advice?

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 16:45

Below is a link to all the sexual health services on offer in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland:

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 16:48

These services offer young people friendly services which are confidential.

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 16:48

School nurses also offer confidential sexual health services in most secondary schools. No need to be embarrassed or shy we are there to help :)

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 16:49

Your GP is another option, also confidential.

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 16:53

Check out the Relationship section of the Health for Teens website for more information.
"Brook" also provide good information for young people, see link below:

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 16:56

What is a healthy relationship?

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 16:58

Communication is a key part to building a healthy relationship. The first step is making sure you both want and expect the same things—being on the same page is very important. The following tips can help you create and maintain a healthy relationship:

1. Speak Up - In a healthy relationship, if something is bothering you, it’s best to talk about it instead of holding it in.

2. Respect Your Partner -Your partner’s wishes and feelings have value. Let your significant other know you are making an effort to keep their ideas in mind. Mutual respect is essential in maintaining healthy relationships.

3. Compromise - Disagreements are a natural part of healthy relationships, but it’s important that you find a way to compromise if you disagree on something. Try to solve conflicts in a fair and rational way.

4. Be Supportive - Offer reassurance and encouragement to your partner. Also, let your partner know when you need their support. Healthy relationships are about building each other up, not putting each other down.

5. Respect Each Other’s Privacy - Just because you’re in a relationship, doesn’t mean you have to share everything and constantly be together. Healthy relationships require space.

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 17:04

Relationships that are not healthy are based on power and control, not equality and respect. In the early stages of an relationship, you may not think that unhealthy behaviors are a big deal. If you you are made to feel upset or uncomfortable in your relationship it is important to know that you have a choice and that you can talk to someone about it such as your parents, friends, school nurse, teacher or any other trusted adult.

Chat Health (Nurse) / 17 Oct 17:06

Thanks for listening and i hope that this information has been helpful.
This webchat is now closed. Remember to join us next week at the same time!

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

Health for Teens: sexual health section or:

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.

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