Sexual health

Everything you need to know about sexual health, including contraception, STIs and good sex.

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.


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.

Sex and young people

Answers to sex FAQs, including saying no, what to do if a condom splits, being gay 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.

Talking about sex

Find articles and videos on why sex is worth talking about. Includes how to talk to your partner, child or teen, about growing up, contraception, pregnancy and STIs.


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


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Need help now?

Where to get sexual health help urgently, including advice about what to do after unprotected sex or sexual assault