Sexual health

Contraception guide

Find out about the 15 methods of contraception available on the NHS, plus where to get them and how to decide which method suits you.

Sex and young people

Are you ready for sex? What should you do if a condom splits? Is your body normal? Answers to these and more.

Vagina health

Find out what's normal for a vagina, including discharge, size, periods, childbirth and menopause, and how to keep clean and healthy.

Penis health

All you need to know to keep your penis clean, healthy and fit for purpose.

Focus on chlamydia

How, why and where to get a chlamydia test. Plus symptoms, treatment and protecting yourself.

Talking about sex

How to talk about sex to your partner, teenager or younger child, and why it's important. With tips on what to say.


Could you have an STI (sexually transmitted infection)? Find out about symptoms, where to get tests and treatment, and how to protect yourself.

Good sex

How to have a healthy and fulfilling sex life. Learn about sexual arousal and get tips on how to keep the passion alive.


Find out about fertility, including getting pregnant, fertility problems and IVF.

Trans health

Find out more about gender identity issues and read real stories about living as a trans person.

Gay health

Health information for people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual. Includes sexual health and having children.


Everything you need to know about the menopause, including the effects on your body, how your GP can help you, and what you can do to relieve the symptoms.

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you


Contraception guide

All you need to know about contraception, how it works and where to get it

The NHS Choices health apps library

Find apps for sexual health

Get trusted NHS-reviewed apps to help safeguard your sexual health

Need help now?

Where to get sexual health help urgently, including advice following unprotected sex and sexual assault

Symptom checker

If you have a health problem, our symptom checker can help you manage it or decide where to go for help

Media last reviewed: 26/02/2015

Next review due: 26/02/2017