Contraception and STIs
Had unprotected sex?
In Norfolk, over 35,000 people use the iCaSH (Integrated Contraception and Sexual Health Service) clinics every year. Unprotected sex can lead to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, as well as pregnancy.
There are lots of different kinds of contraception to choose from. Condoms are the only type of contraception that protects against both STIs and pregnancy.
STIs can affect people of any age or gender.
Under 25 years old?
You can register for a C-Card to get free condoms from places like GP surgeries, pharmacies, youth services and colleges.
25 years old or more?
You can get advice about contraception options to suit your lifestyle and STI testing information from your GP surgery, iCaSH clinic, or online by following the links below.
STI testing can be done at GP surgeries, and iCaSH clinics.
Information and sexual health services available to young people in Norfolk
For information about different kinds of contraception go to the FPA website
The NHS website for sexual health information provides lots of help including STIs, possible symptoms and contraception
Ask your GP and your local pharmacy for a range of sexual health services, such as: emergency hormonal contraception (morning after pill), chlamydia screening, C-Card condoms if you are under 25 years old, and other contraceptive services
Find your local iCaSH clinic in Norfolk or call 0300 300 3030
The Terrence Higgins Trust Norfolk provides young people with information about accessing chlamydia screening, C-Card condoms, and sexual health services
The Terrence Higgins Trust has information about HIV and testing for it
The Matthew Project – Telephone: 01603 216420, Helpline: 0800 970 4866
Norfolk LGBT - Telephone: 01603 219299
The Magdalene Group: Telephone: 01603 610256