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Look after your sexual elf this Christmas!

Look after your sexual elf this Christmas!

Its Christmas time and Wirral Community NHS Trust is urging people to look after their sexual 'elf'. Sexual Health Wirral can be particularly busy at this time of year with people often not thinking their sexual health and wellbeing is a priority.


The 'Look after your sexual elf' campaign has been especially designed to promote positive choices over the holidays. Judy Fairbairn, Programme Co-ordinator said: "Christmas can often be a time where people embark on new relationships or perhaps due to alcohol, take risks they may not otherwise take'.


"We see an increase of activity in our clinics in January from people concerned that they may have put themselves at risk of STI's. We continue to find 1 in 10 young people tested have Chlamydia, so encouraging condom use is essential. Condoms are available free of charge at any of our clinics."

 

SexualElf Beermat


Anybody who is worried about something that does not look right or feel right, or even if they just want to get checked out are invited to pop along to any of our FREE confidential walk in clinics delivered 7 days a week in Wirral. Visit www.sexualhealthwirral.nhs.uk for clinic opening hours. (Christmas opening times are also now available).


The 'Look after your Sexual Elf' campaign is being promoted in bars and clubs across the Wirral during the Christmas season, using beermats to encourage safer sex and signposting young people to access free online Chlamydia NHS postal test kits. The kits enable people who may not be having any symptoms of an STI, to check themselves for Chlamydia without having to access a clinic. If you're aged 16-24 and would like a FREE Eazeescreen test pack then visit www.eazeescreen.co.uk. Results can be texted to you.


Judy Fairbairn said: "The kits are free and discreet, and available to anybody in Wirral aged 16-24, the most at risk age group. Although our clinics are ran by highly skilled non-judgemental staff, we understand that some people are embarrassed to come along, yet these people could be most at risk of not only having Chlamydia, but also most likely to pass the infection on if they do not know they have it." Chlamydia is very easy to treat, but as it often has no symptoms, people do not always know they have been at risk. Left undetected Chlamydia can cause problems in the future so screening is so important.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:30

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