The Centre, Exeter's GUM clinic is based within the NHS Walk-In Centre in the town centre, on Sidwell Street.
The Centre offers: information and advice on contraception and sexual health related problems; emergency contraception up to 5 days after unprotected sex (and sometimes beyond); all methods of contraception including: Pills Patches Injections Implants Coils – IUDs/IUS; free condoms; unplanned pregnancy testing; unplanned pregnancy advice and onwards referral; advice and information about fertility and sterilisation; testing for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV; diagnosis and treatment of all STIs including warts, herpes, male urethritis, Chlamydia and Gonorrohoea; diagnosis of non-STI genital conditions including bacterial vaginosis, 'thrush' (candida), male balanitis; hepatitis vaccination where appropriate; care for people living with HIV; management of genital skin problems; care for patients who have been sexually assaulted / raped; and help with sexual problems.
Appointments or drop-in sessions are available to support you with sexual and reproductive health. Generally it is a good idea to let your clinician know that you are a sex worker, but you don’t have to. You always have the option of using a fake name or alias at a GUM clinic, this is allowed and common. Being upfront about sex work means that your clinician can better meet your needs and offer more tests, such as swabs that wouldn’t have been offered otherwise, or the Hep B vaccine.
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The SAAFE forum also allows you to search for reported numbers. Input the number into the search box with an asterisk replacing the last two digits, e.g. 012345678**. As well as this, the forum is a place where you can seek support and advice related mainly to indoors escorting. There is also a section for webcam workers.
The SAAFE main page has a wealth of basic information for indoors workers on screening and general business.
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If you work in person and advertise online, you can sign up to join the Ugly Mugs scheme. This will enable you to receive warnings about dangerous individuals, and lets you check numbers against a database of reported dangerous individuals. Ugly Mugs can also help you file a complaint and report incidents to the police anonymously.
Sex Worker Open University are a current sex worker-led organisation based in London, with another branch in Glasgow, and links with sex workers around the country. They campaign for decriminalization and are focused on public education.
The Eddystone Trust is an independent organisation providing information and support for anyone affected by HIV across the South West. Some services also relate to wider sexual health. They also have experience with sex workers, particularly outdoor workers.
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The Global Network of Sex Work Projects is a membership organisation comprising sex-worker led organisations around the world.
The English Collective of Prostitutes are a current sex worker-led organisation based in London. They support and campaign for the decriminalization of prostitution.
Their "Know Your Rights" page includes a download which was written by sex workers and legal professionals to explain the prostitution laws in accessible terms. It aims to help you know the law, how to protect yourself from arrest, how to defend yourself if charged, and where to get help. It is available in English, Bulgarian, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Thai.
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The Money Advice Service offer free and impartial money advice, set up by the government. They offer support online, on the phone and in person.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-20:00, Saturday 09:00-13:00
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There are semi-regular sex worker breakfast meetups in Devon and weekly ones in London open to all current sex workers of any age, gender, ethnicity or nationality. For information on either of these, search SAAFE for “Breakfasts for Sex Workers”, or email SWOU (email@example.com) to put you in touch with other Exeter-based sex workers.
If you’d prefer a sex worker-specific clinic (also anonymised), and can visit London, 56 Dean Street run a sex-worker specific drop-in weekly. The SWISH project is also catered to sex workers specifically, and is also based in London.
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