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Sexual Health

The Centre Sexual Health

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.

01392 284982 Visit Website

Advice Unit - Student Parents

University of Exeter Students' Guild Advice Unit offers information and advice for students on a range of university-related issues. The Student Parents section of the Advice Unit webpage offers information and advice for parents and pregnant women who are also studying at the University of Exeter.

Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00-16:00, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-18:00

Email address: e.r.wilson@exeter.ac.uk

01392 723520 Visit Website

The Eddystone Trust

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.

0800 328 3508 Visit Website

Pregnancy Choices Directory

Pregnancy Choices Directory provides people with support and information about all aspects of pregnancy, including miscarriages and abortion. They provide specific counselling for dealing with pregnancy, pre- and post-abortion, miscarriage, adoption and baby loss.

07826 715 377 Visit Website


Brook provides free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people (under 25s) via their website, text message and within their services across the country. Brooks also gives advice about sex, relationships and pregnancy.

Opening hours: 09:00-15:00 Monday to Friday

Ask Brook text number: 07717989023 (does not show up on your bill)

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Family Planning Association

The sexual health charity FPA gives straightforward information, advice and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. FPA educates, informs and supports people through specialist sexual health programmes, websites and publications, training for professionals and public awareness campaigns.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00, excluding bank holidays

0207 608 5240 Visit Website

The Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association provide advice and information for people pre- and post-abortion. They have advice pages designed specifically for young people and provide a helpline to support people in understanding and dealing with the bereavement.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00

01924 200799 Visit Website

The Mix

TheMix.org is the online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. They provide non-judgmental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs. Their straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. On TheMix.org you can: Chat about anything you like on our moderated discussion boards and live chat room. Browse over 2000 articles and videos full of facts you can trust. Read about the experiences of other young people in our True Life section. Got a question about friends, dating, love or family life? Ask one of our trained advisors. This service is free and totally confidential.

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Live Well

Live Well is an NHS online advice page for healthy living. It includes advice on drugs, alcohol, exercise, eating well and sexual health, as well as many other areas of healthy living.

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One You

One You is a government run webpage providing information on several areas of wellbeing such as smoking, alcohol and eating with quizzes to help you to identify and improve your life.

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SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline and website offering emotional support information and advice to any individual on any issue, from mental health problems and abuse to volunteering and internet safety . The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and also provides support by email and post.

01708 765200 Visit Website

Get Connected

Get Connected is the UK's free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn. They offer support around many areas from abuse and violence to employment and gender identity.

Opening hours: 11:00-23:00 every day

0808 808 4994 Visit Website


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University of Exeter Students' Guild is a Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Charity Number: 1136468 Company Number: 7217324; registered in England and Wales Registered office: Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ