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This section supports Sexual Health and Relationship Education
National strategies and reports.
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Keeping safe when going out
Here are some tips about keeping safe and avoiding worries when
you are out for to party:
Remember drinking alcohol or taking drugs affect your decisions
and your ability to keep yourself safe.
Safer sex is a term used to describe sex with fewer risks. Safer sex can mean taking part in sexual activity other than penetrative vaginal or anal sexual intercourse, such as kissing and fondling.
This section will give you information to think about how to
keep yourself safe.
A night out
Rape and Sexual Assault
For further support
ChildLine for a confidential chat. Phone:...
Safer sex is all about protecting yourself and your partner from
sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy. Safer sex
is when you make sure you have no contact with your partner's
semen, blood, vaginal fluids or breast milk.
Safe - Personal Safety Advice for You and Your Family
Information in Albanian, Arabic, Cantonese, English, French,
Kurdish Sorani, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Swahili,
Tamil, Turkish, Urdu on home security,...
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Most patients attend our 'all-day walk-in' clinic.
08:30 am to 3.00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and
At That Age
For Secondary School aged young
A short drama which explores some of the myths and legends that
surround teenage pregnancy.
A short tour of Sandyford
explains which services are provided,...
Sandyford Tour- video of Sandyford services
SANDYFORD WORKSHOPS IN INTEGRATED SEXUAL HEALTHCARE AND HIV - (SWISHH)
Scabies is a skin reaction caused by tiny mites (parasites)
which burrow under the skin
Scabies are passed on through close personal contact - including
sexual contact or sharing a bed with someone who is infected.
The skin affected...
For Secondary School aged young people.
A short drama which explores some of the myths and legends that surround teenage pregnancy.
Smoking - how you
can help your pregnant partner to give up smoking (NHS
Health Scotland, 2006)
Translations are available in Polish
What is the scrotum?
The scrotum is the sack of skin hanging behind the penis. It
holds the two testicles (testes or balls) so that they hang outside
the body to keep them cooler than the rest of the body. This lower
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...
Sandyford services provide a full range of sexual, reproductive and emotional health services, including testing and treatment for all Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV
contraception including same-day Implanon and coil fitting
counselling, including alcohol counselling for young people
specialist clinics for men who have sex with men, gender dysphoria and young people
specialised under 18 years clinics called The Place although young people are also welcome at other clinics
We go on holiday to have a good time, relax and have some fun. Or perhaps you travel for part of your job. When on holiday or travelling you might do things you wouldn't normally do at home. This might mean drinking more than usual, taking drugs or having sex with someone you've just met.
Scotland's drinking culture promotes going out to get drunk
(binge drinking) rather than drinking socially. Drinking like this
is more harmful to people and society - particularly in terms of
poor health and violent crimes. Further information...
Being drunk, wasted or stoned affects your judgement and might mean you do things you might not usually do; and that may mean that you are more likely to have unsafe sex
Dealing with a difference in your sex
How much sex you would like to have with your partner will come
and go. Lots of things can affect our sex drive, especially the
stress of everyday life which can leave us feeling tired.
information on rape and sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, safety
In a sexual relationship you have the right to:
Choose when to have sex
Say no to sex
Ask for want you want
Say what you don't want
If you have sexual contact with someone without their consent
you are committing a crime.
Our interest in sex varies from person to person, and changes
from time to time for each person. It's normal for us to experience
lows in our sex drive at some point in our lives.
The word 'arousal' is used to describe when we are stimulated
Everyone has the right to be treated fairly at work and to be
free of discrimination.
The law protects you from unequal treatment in employment
regardless of whether you are a full- or part-time employee, in a
temporary job, or if you are a freelance...
Sexual harassment is a serious issue. It affects both women and
men. It is unlawful and if it is happening to you your employer has
a responsibility to prevent and manage it.
Sexual harassment can take different forms including:
People with disabilities experience the same sexual needs, feelings and desires as any other adult. If you have a disability this should not stop you from having happy and healthy sexual relationships.
information on Sexual Health
Sexual Health & Relationships
Being sexually healthy is about feeling good, positive and
confident about sexual feelings and relationships choices.
Being sexually healthy...
The content of this section is to be taken as a guide. It is not
qualified legal advice. If you need more detailed information or
legal advice use the links. In this section you will find
information on the following areas:
Sexuality is an important part of who we are as humans. Beyond
the ability to reproduce, sexuality also defines how we see
ourselves and how we physically relate to others. Sexual
orientation is a term used to refer to a person's...
Who are you? What do like? As a young person you will begin to
find the freedom to discover things about yourself. You'll also
meet a lot of different people with a wide range of opinions,
tastes and identities.
It can be exciting to explore...
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....
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.
Our sexuality is a core part of who we are. Sexuality
describes the aspects of ourselves that are do with our sexual
feelings, desires, fantasies and identities. When people talk about
sexuality this often means thinking about whether...
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection.
It is infectious and likely to be
passed on to sexual partners through unprotected sexual
It does not always cause symptoms especially in women - but
if symptoms are present,...
Chlamydia (technically known as Chlamydia trachomatis) is the
most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK (1
in 10 people aged between 16 and
It is infectious and can be passed on to sexual partners.
STIs Sexually Transmitted Infections
STIs are any infections that are passed on through sexual
They can be caused by viruses (like Herpes and Genital Warts or
HIV) or bacterial (like Chlamydia,...
It may be that you are happy being single but if you do want to meet someone new and have a sexual relationship there are some things you should think about
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
Cervical screening (taking a smear test) aims to detect and
treat abnormal changes in a women's cervix (the neck of the womb)
which, if left untreated, may develop into
invasive cervical cancer. Cervical screening is
not a test for cancer.
What is a vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a sterilisation operation performed on men. The
purpose of this is to make them incapable of fathering further
children. A vasectomy is a safe and effective method of
A vasectomy is a sterilisation operation performed on men
Sterilisation is a permanent method of contraception, which works either by blocking the woman's fallopian tubes
The Steve Retson Project (also known as the SRP) is a sexual
health clinic especially for gay and bisexual men, and men who have
sex with men.
At the project we provide:
Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted...
Sexual health adviser support for primary care
If you have any tests for sexually transmitted infections
including HIV the doctor, nurse or sexual health adviser will ask
you how you would like to get your results back. You can get
results in these ways:
You can phone the telephone...
You don't have to have had a lot of sexual partners to get a
sexually transmitted infection (STI). Anyone who has sex,
regardless of gender, age or sexual orientation, can contract an
This section of the website contains...
Fertility is a measure of someone's ability to get pregnant/get
someone pregnant. About 85% of couples will get pregnant naturally
within one year if they have regular unprotected sex.
Regular sex throughout the cycle is the most effective...
If you have any concerns or questions about HIV you can speak to
You can also come to a Sandyford clinic to find out more,
to talk about your sexual health, and to get an HIV test.
The C-card service provides free condoms. Find out...
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...
This section is under construction. It will contain
information for colleagues working in acute and secondary care
(such as hospital settings).
Additional information on HIV diagnosis and testing is being
In the interim, there...
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.
Syphilis is a very old infection with a long history of having
infected millions of people across the world, including the rich
and famous. It used to cause significant health problems because it
has the potential to damage any part of the human...