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The Sexual Medicine Service provides free and confidential testing and treatment services for sexual infections, along with advice on a wide range of Sexual Health and Contraceptive issues. It's based at Castle Circus Health Centre in Torquay.
Walk in clinics (contraception services only) are available at Castle Circus Health Centre every weekday morning. Full details on the link below.
Alternatively, to make an appointment call 01803 656500 (Lines are open daily from 8.15am and Saturday from 9.30am)
Also available at South Devon College Site:
Wednesday 11.30am - 12.10pm (contraception services)
Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm (contraception services)
Marie Stopes UK’s confidential helpline (0345 300 8090)
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Click here for opening times to get a full sexual health screen (STDs) and arrange contraception, including implants and coils.
Check out this guide to contraception from the NHS, and take the sexual health self assessment.
Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed, for example if your condom has split or if you've missed a pill. This page gives details about the two types: IUD (coil) or emergency contraceptive pill.
This page provides an overview of the different STIs and links to more information about these conditions.
Expert advice for teenage girls about what types of contraception are available and where they can find the right kind to suit them.
If you don't want to be a Daddy/Mummy just yet, there are ways to stop this from happening. But some ways are better than others!
The contraceptive implant is a small flexible tube about 40mm long that's inserted under the skin of your upper arm. It's inserted by a trained professional, such as a doctor, and lasts for three years.
The intrauterine system (IUS) is a very effective method of contraception. It is also used to treat heavy periods (menorrhagia). It sits inside the womb (uterus). Once fitted, it works as a contraceptive for five years. Most women who use an IUS have no problems with it. It is sometimes called a 'hormone coil' because in the 1960s some intrauterine contraceptives were coil-shaped. Mirena® is the name of the only IUS available in the UK.
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NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.