Protecting your health

Sexual health

Information on sexual health and sexually transmitted infections including details on symptoms and testing

Your sexual health is a key part of your physical, mental and social well-being. Whether you’re in a relationship, don’t have a regular partner or are not currently having sex, taking care of your sexual health is vital.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

If you are experiencing symptoms of an STI you can find out about our genitourinary medicine (GUM) sexual health services which are available across the borough. They can also provide information on complex contraception options or details if you want to test for HIV.

Sexual Health London

If you are not experiencing symptoms of an STI or have mild symptoms, Sexual Health London (SHL) provides free and easy access to sexual health testing via the internet and local venues. 

Sexual Health London (SHL)also offers free regular and emergency contraception to people over 16. 

Read more about Sexual Health London.

Support and Advice on Sexual Health (SASH)

SASH supports residents to improve behaviour, attitudes, and knowledge around reproductive and sexual health. The partnership also works closely with community reproductive health, contraception, STI screening and HIV treatment to ensure services are accessible and responsive to residents. 

The Freedoms Shop

The Freedoms Shop is available to all residents. The shop is dedicated to helping you have safer sex. They stock a huge range of high quality condoms and lubricants, as well as testing and sampling kits. 

Last updated: 11 July 2022