Young people are accessing information about sexual health from so many places; this can be confusing and lead to misunderstandings and myths.
Asking questions about sexual health can be really embarrassing too; young people need a place where they can get accurate, up to date information with no strings attached.
Young people tell us:
- I think I have an STI, how soon until the symptons show and what are they?
- I don’t need condoms, he doesn’t like them and I am on the pill
- You can't catch an STI through oral sex, can you?
- The law on consent is confusing
- I think I am ready to have sex, all my friends are
- Sometimes I get drunk and end up having sex without condoms
What can you do:
Call in to one of our YC Hertfordshire Access Points where we can give you information, help you to keep safe and support you.
We provide sexual health information, support and advice. The service is free and confidential and includes:
- Free condoms through the c-card Hertfordshire scheme
- Free chlamydia testing
- Free pregnancy testing
- Sexual and general health advice
Join one of our youth projects where you can make friends, build confidence and self-esteem, discuss issues of concern to young people, take part in sports, drama, dance, music, workshops and outdoor activities in a safe environment. Learn about life and others in an informal way.
Speak to a personal adviser at school or college.
What's it like to get an STI? Watch this 2 minute film and find out
This 3 minute film will help show you the right way to use a condom
- Healthy relationships
- C-Card Hertfordshire
- C-Sure Hertfordshire
- Sexual Health Hertfordshire
- Herts Aid
- Herts Rape Crisis
- Tea and Consent
- Child Sexual Exploitation Hertfordshire
- Am I Ready?
- Madly in Love
- School Nurse Texting Support
- The Crescent