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Pain which occurs during penetrative sex is experienced by as
many as 15% of women.
The general term used to describe this pain is dyspareunia. It
can be caused by gentle contact with the genitalia or with deeper
As they grow up, young people need to be able to talk and learn
about these things:
Their developing body. They will do some
learning about puberty at school but you need to talk about this at
Respect for themselves. Your child...
All the people who work at Sandyford, including staff at our
special young people's clinics called The Place,
have had training in how confidentiality works and in protecting
children and young people.
At the Sandyford confidentiality...
For children and young people
There are lots of good sources of information for children and
teenagers. You can check these out yourself, do it with your child,
or help your child access them for themselves.
To start with you can check out...
Talk 2 is open to all parents and
carers in Glasgow.
We offer support to help you feel prepared to talk with your
children and teenagers about growing up, puberty, relationships and
You are your child's first, and most important,...
A new post will shortly be in place to deliver group work to
parents living in the following five local authority areas.
When you're not in a
More people than ever before now choose not to rush into
relationships or decide that living in a relationship is not for
them. It can sometimes be difficult for other people to accept this
The contraceptive patch is a small, thin, beige coloured patch,
nearly 5cm x 5cm in size. You stick it on your skin and it releases
two hormones - oestrogen and progestogen.
You can get the patch free of charge from:
your GP if they provide...
What is pelvic inflammatory disease?
This is an inflammation affecting the organs in the pelvis. This
is usually caused by an infection that spreads from the vagina
through the cervix (the entrance to the womb) to the uterus (womb)
The endometrium is the inner lining of the womb in which an
embryo (fertilised egg) is implanted and grows. When no egg is
fertilised, the lining breaks down and is discharged as a
Endometriosis is a condition in which patches of endometrium
Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is a short course (28 day
course) of anti-HIV medication that can be offered to an HIV
negative person in the event that they are exposed to the HIV
virus, for example during sex.
A medical professional...
Further information avaliable shortly
A vasectomy is a sterilisation operation performed on men
Whether it is lifelong or acquired, if you have a physical
disability or illness this can sometimes affect sexuality. It is
important for people who might support you with aspects of your
sexuality that you are an individual and they should...
Contraception & Reproductive
This section of the website offers information and links to
services on all aspects of Contraception and Reproductive
The varied methods of contraception...
Combined oral contraception pill (COC)
-You can get the pill free of charge from contraception or
sexual health clinics or general practice.
-There are different pills to choose from
-Not everyone can use the pill so your...
For address and further information click here
Most patients attend our 'all-day walk-in' clinic.
08:30 am to 3.00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and
There are a lot of feelings, emotions and sensations attached to
sex. Happiness, pleasure and joy are just some of the positive
emotions that you can experience. Sex should feel good, pleasurable
and sensually stimulating.
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition which causes
physical, behavioural and psychological symptoms in a regular
pattern during the second half of the menstrual cycle. The symptoms
disappear when the periods start and return again before...
Respect And Responsibility (2005)
Key Clinical Indicators (2007)
Respect And Responsibility Outcomes (2008-2011)
QIS Standards for Sexual Health Services (2008)
Curriculum For Excellence (2008)
HIV Action Plan (2009-2014)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is also known as the Stein-Leventhal
syndrome. It is a condition where numerous small cysts (each less
than 1cm) occur in the ovaries
About 25% of British women have polycystic ovaries. However,
only a small number...
There are different opinions about pornography. Whatever you
think about pornography you should never feel pressured or pressure
anyone into watching it or into imitating it.
Don't let anyone film you (even with a mobile phone) doing
Materials to assist staff implement the NHS GGC policy 'Management of occupational and non-occupational exposure to bloodborne viruses'
Resources aimed at people working within the health field can be
found in a zoned area of the library. Members of the public are
welcome to browse this area too as the majority of items here can
also be borrowed.
Referrals to the Sandyford:
Sandyford is a large organisation offering sexual, reproductive
and emotional health services to clients. A majority of our
clients access services via self referral and take the opportunity
to attend the drop...
Some women decide to continue the pregnancy, some opt for adoption, and some decide on termination of pregnancy or abortion.
About 1 in 3 women have an abortion at some point.
If you are pregnant, and are unsure what to do, need to talk to someone, or feel that you would wish to have an abortion, it is important to go and see your general practitioner or come to speak to a member of staff at Sandyford.
If you decide to come to Sandyford, you will be welcome to attend the TOPAR (Termination of Pregnancy Assessment and Referral) service. You will have time to talk, and will see staff who will help to support your decision.
After a termination some women are surprised by the strong feelings they have. This is not unusual. It sometimes helps to talk about them with a counsellor. Sandyford offers a single counselling session for women who have had a termination how ever long ago.
Smoking - how you
can help your pregnant partner to give up smoking (NHS
Health Scotland, 2006)
Translations are available in Polish
A missed period is one of the biggest clues that a woman is
pregnant. However, there are many reasons a period may be late or
not come at all. These can include changes to your diet, rigorous
exercise, travel, and stress. Some women's periods...
An ectopic pregnancy is when the pregnancy is growing outside
the womb (uterus), usually in the fallopian tube. A molar pregnancy
is a much rarer condition where the placenta is abnormal. Both
ectopic and molar pregnancy can cause bleeding...
If you think you might be pregnant you need to take a pregnancy
test as soon as possible.
You can buy a pregnancy test from any pharmacist and larger
Some young women prefer to get a free test at a specialist
The symptoms experience with the menopause can be distressing for some women. This section will provide provide you with suitable links to information regarding all the various aspects of diagnosis, symtoms and treatment options.
Young people can feel under pressure to have sex. And some young
people put pressure on others to have sex. Here are a few things to
keep in mind.
Most young people aged under 16 have not had sex.
Too many teenagers who have had sex regret...
Sexual problems include difficulties that you might have when
you are having sex. These problems might stop you or your partner
from enjoying sex together. Sexual dysfunction is the term
a doctor would use to describe sexual problems.
Professional Helpline: 0141 211 8646.
The professional helpline is available Monday to Friday, 9.00
-12.30 and 1.00 - 4.30 pm.
Calls are answered by an experienced Sexual Health Nurse. In
addition to her own expertise she has access...
The progestogen-only pill contains one hormone called
'progestogen', this is similar to the natural hormone women produce
in their ovaries. There are lots of different types of
progestogen-only pills you can choose from.
You can get the pill...
What is prostatitis?
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, often
resulting in swelling of the gland and pain, but also urinary
symptoms (poor stream of urine or pain on urination) and sexual
dysfunction (problems with erections...
Prostitution in itself is not illegal. However, many of the
activities surrounding prostitution are illegal. As such, it's
illegal to offer or pay for sexual acts in public, to cause offence
to the public by offering or performing sexual acts,...
It's not okay to pay for sex. In fact it's against the law.
There are young people and adults who may try to get you
involved in having sex with them or with other people which
involves them paying for it or giving gifts. It can be hard to
The following section contains the clinical protocols that are
followed within Sandyford services. In cases/conditions where a
West of Scotland Managed Clinical Network (MCN) protocol exists,
the Sandyford protocol follows this guidance....
Pubic Lice are often called "crabs". They are tiny insects, just
about visible to the naked eye.
Pubic lice cling onto human hair particularly in the pubic area
but can affect hair in the armpit, legs, chest, beard and
The following section contains guidelines and infromation to assist colleagues working in Primary Care.
Aims to give young people
The knowledge and skills to be responsible for their own
sexual, reproductive and emotional health and enable them to make
To encourage delay in sexual activity through promoting self