This page pulls together some of the free advice and resources available to you as a student at Exeter, so that you have easy access to healthcare during your studies. Please find below resources, clinics and charities which are available for you to get confidential guidance, support and advice relating to sexual health, contraception and pregnancy.
Your local pharmacy can provide emergency contraception (the morning after pill), condoms and advice about contraception. Find your nearest pharmacy here.
Your GP surgery (such as The Student Health Centre on the Streatham campus). Make sure you have registered to access telephone and online consultations as well as face to face appointments. If another GP surgery is more convenient, ensure you are registered there.
Devon Sexual Health offers confidential sexual health and contraceptive services in Exeter. Call 0300 3033 989 to book an appointment (walk in services are currently not in operation due to Covid-19).
Sexwise offer honest advice about planned and unplanned pregnancy, sexual wellbeing, contraception and more.
MSI Choices Abortion Clinic offers a 24-hour advice line, medical abortions, aftercare and counselling services in Exeter. Those needing or preferring surgical termination will require an NHS referral via their GP surgery or Sexual Health Clinic or would need to access this through MSI at their Bristol clinic.
Choices is an Exeter and Devon based charity offering a safe place to talk about any concerns you have relating to pregnancy.
BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Services) Offer advice and support with making decisions if you discover a pregnancy that you are unsure about continuing with.
The Family Planning Association have guides to your options:
Pregnant and Don’t Know What To Do? and Abortion - your questions answered.
Brook is a charity with the aim to promote, protect and preserve the sexual and reproductive health of young people. They’ve got advice and real stories on a loads of topics including relationships, sexuality and gender as well as contraception, STIs and pregnancy.
The University’s Wellbeing Services offer a number of pathways for support during your time at Exeter.
Exeter Student Nightline offers a confidential and anonymous listening service, run by trained student volunteers. The number is on the back of your UniCard.