If you are aged 19 or under, you can walk into 56 Dean Street or Dean Street Express during our opening times without an appointment.

You can also walk into our Pimlico outreach service at Bessborough Street Clinic, 1, Bessborough Street, London, SW1V 2JD (Opposite Pimlico Tube), every Wednesday from 15:30 to 17:30

Our services are free, non-judgemental and confidential.

We offer:

  • Emergency contraception (pills or coils)
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Free condoms
  • Other free contraception such as the pill, patch, injection, ring and coil
  • Help with symptoms like itching and discharge
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • Immediate results using an onsite microscope
  • 60-second finger-prick HIV tests
  • Appointments with sexual health advisors for any issues around sexuality and relationships
  • Advice on pregnancy and abortion

Contraception 

Contraception is very important if you’re having sex and don’t want to get pregnant.

We offer a wide range of contraception such as pills, patches, injections, implants, coils and condoms. If you’re using condoms, we usually recommend you use another method as well, as they’re less effective than other methods when used on their own. Why not check out our YouTube channel? It’s got loads of useful information to help you make the choice that’s right for you.

 

If you have sex without protection, emergency contraception can be used up to 5 days after sex (e.g. after a condom breaks, or if you weren’t using anything). It’s best to get help as soon as possible. Walk into any of our services. If we’re closed, you can also get emergency contraception from any pharmacy. Some pharmacies might charge you for emergency contraception.

 

Consent

Consent means giving permission or agreeing for something to happen. Both people need to give consent before having sex, otherwise it could count as rape. Remember, it’s always OK to change your mind half way through. That’s true whether you’re kissing, touching, having oral, anal or vaginal sex, or doing anything sexual. You should never feel pressurised to do anything that you’re not comfortable with. This video explains things really clearly.

Online Dating Apps

Be careful when using apps like Tinder, Grindr, Happn and Plenty of Fish. People aren’t always honest about who they are. You could be chatting to someone who is a lot older than you, or isn’t really who they say they are.

Sexting

Sexting is sending nude pictures or sexual texts to any other person, whether you know them or not.  It’s important to remember that you can’t control who they show the pictures to or share the pictures with. For example, if you break up with someone or your relationship changes, they could use them to embarrass or blackmail you.

Sending nudes or any kind of sexual pictures is illegal if you are under 18. If anyone sends you any pictures, messages or snapchats of a sexual nature, it’s probably best to delete them straight away.

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