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Sensory Impairment

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

To help with the use of any services, it is possible to have a BSL interpreter attend with you. This is available free of charge, but does need to be booked in advance (usually 2 weeks). Information can also be made available in BSL formats. Let us know if this is something you need.

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and would like to talk about your sexual health make an appointment to see someone at a clinic near you. You can bring another person with you for support. If you or another person makes your appointment you may want to tell us you are deaf or hard of hearing so that we can consider your needs.

Please remember that to have a BSL interpreter present at your appointment we may need up to 2 weeks advance notice.

There is also support and information available from the British Deaf Association (BDA). In particular, their health promotion department produces a range of leaflets and resources. They can also provide information, advice and counselling on a range of issues including:

  • General sexual health
  • Pregnancy and contraception
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Sexuality and relationships
  • Safer sex for men and women

Visual impairment

If you have a visual impairment and would like to talk about your sexual health make an appointment to see someone at a clinic near you. You can bring another person with you for support. If you or another person makes your appointment you may want to tell us about your visual impairment so that we can consider your needs.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind provides a transcription service that can carry out the translation of written material into Braille or audio format. The service is free for individuals and also available to organisations.

There are currently a number of general resources available around sexual health and in particular education for young people.