At YourHealth, our discreet and knowledgeable pharmacists offer free confidential advice on sexual health.
Emergency Hormonal Contraception
If you’ve had sex without contraception or you think it didn’t work, Emergency Hormonal Contraception is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy. At YourHealth, our friendly and knowledgable Pharmacists can offer free confidential advice on sexual health, including the most suitable emergency contraception pill options for you.
The sooner you take Emergency Hormonal Contraception after unprotected sex the greater the changes of avoiding pregnancy. Emergency Hormonal Contraception is intended for emergency use and should not be used on a regular basis.
The following Emergency Hormonal Contraception options are available at YourHealth:
Minimum age: 16
Timing: Can be taken up to 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex
Minimum Age: 16
Timing: Can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex
How It Works
Step 1- Have a private consultation with a pharmacist as soon a possible. No appointments necessary
Step 2- Get advice and choose an option that best suits you
Step 3- Purchase Emergency Hormonal Contraception or be referred to your GP.
The QEII site can offer this service free for those 24 years and younger.
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK. It’s passed on through unprotected sex (sex without a condom) and is particularly common in sexually active teenagers and young adults. If you live in Hertfordshire, are under 25 and are sexually active, it’s recommended that you get tested for chlamydia every year or when you change sexual partner.
At YourHealth we offer a free, confidential Chlamydia testing service. You’ll be provided with a kit with full instructions on how to take a urine sample or vaginal swab in your own home and how to send the sample off for laboratory testing. Following testing the local sexual health service will contact you with the result.
You’ll be provided with a kit with full instructions on how to take a urine sample or vaginal swab in your own home and how to send the sample off for laboratory testing. Following testing the laboratory will contact you with the result.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of chlamydia such as:
- pain when peeing
- unusual discharge from the vagina, penis of rectum (back passage)
- in women pain in the tummy, bleeding after sexual intercourse
- in men, pain/swelling in the testicles.
We suggest contacting your local sexual health service for further advice.
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