39 High Street, West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire. SN10 4JB
reception.courtyard@nhs.net
Telephone Numbers
Surgery 8am - 6.30pm
Tel 01380 813300
Fax 01380 818669
Out of Hours
Tel 111
Sexual Health

Sexually transmitted diseases are soaring, and a test is the only way to confirm whether you're infected or not. If you are at risk, make an appointment with one of the doctors to talk about this. You do not have to tell the receptionist why you want an appointment, and everything is kept confidential.

Contraceptive and Sexual Health
All doctors provide advice on family planning, and are able to offer most forms of contraception. Dr Osborn fits intra-uterine contraceptive devices (coils) and implanon. If you are considering an intra-uterine contraceptive device please make an appointment to see Dr Osborn to discus this further.
Emergency contraception (the morning after pill) is provided by all doctors. Although this can be effective for up to 5 days, it is more effective the earlier it is taken. It is available at most pharmacies and can be brought without a prescription by women over the age of 16yrs. The coil is an alternative to the morning after pill and can be fitted after 72hrs.
Screening of sexually transmitted infections and Chlamydia

If there's a possibility you may have an STI, it's important to get tested. Don't wait for obvious symptoms to appear. Chlamydia, for example, has few recognisable symptoms, especially in women. You can be infected and not know.
You can reduce the risk of infection by always using a condom, but not all STIs are just passed on by penetrative vaginal or anal intercourse. Some can be picked up through oral sex too, while genital herpes, HPV and even sometimes infections such as gonorrhoea can be transferred by intimate contact.

Useful links:
General Sexual Health
bbc health
 
Chlamydia
Condoms
Genital Herpes
HPV
Gonorrhea
hpa
bbc_health
hpa
hpa
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