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Condom access after lockdown

Where can I get condoms now lockdown is over?       CCard Scheme Young people aged 13-24 can get condoms […]

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Our top 5 tips for healthy bits!

The genital area, including the surrounding skin is very delicate and can easily be damaged. Here are our top 5 […]

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Covid-19 vaccines and fertility, an update from the BFS and ARCS.

The British Fertility Society and Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists have created this document in response to questions that […]

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Updated blood pressure readings if you are taking combined hormonal contraception

Why do we need an up to date blood pressure (BP ) reading to start or continue with Combined Hormonal […]

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Misinformation about Covid-19 vaccine and fertility

There’s an awful lot of rumours, speculation and misinformation about the effects of the Covid-19 vaccines and fertility currently doing […]

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National HIV Testing Week – Give HIV The Finger

National HIV Testing Week: 1st – 7th February 2021 DID YOU KNOW? 1 in 16 people living with HIV in the […]

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It’s a Sin

On the lead up to National HIV Testing Week 2021, starting 1st February, Channel 4’s #itsasin is on our screens. […]

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Condoms for Lockdown in Devon & Torbay

The Eddystone Trust are offering free condoms through the post during the 2021 COVID lockdown. You can access their offer […]

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5 things we wish you knew about gonorrhoea

1. Gonorrhoea is trending… Since summer 2019, we have seen a rise in gonorrhoea in Devon, particularly among heterosexual people […]

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Limited access to implant and coil fittings at Devon Sexual Health – update

Updated 12.05.21 Devon Sexual Health in Exeter, Barnstaple and Torbay are now now open for routine coil fits and implant […]

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Breaking the Chain: Time to test campaign

Covid-19 presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity in the fight against HIV and syphilis. Since the introduction of social distancing measures in […]

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Thinking of trying for a baby during COVID?

Many people are currently considering planning for a pregnancy, but are unsure what the risks are. We can share what […]

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Accessing our service during the COVID pandemic

How to access our service:

We have now implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. This system will be in place for the duration of the pandemic. Please contact our services to access this triage system. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus please do not attend the clinic. Clear advice for people with symptoms of coronavirus is available at nhs.uk/coronavirus .

Advice from our service:

We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception during this pandemic here.

More details on the fitting of LARCs (coils and implants) at our service can be found here

If you need the combined contraceptive pill please try (if you can) to get updated measurements of your height, weight and blood pressure before calling us.

There is also specific advice on coronavirus available for People Living with HIV here, and for pregnant women here

Self-requested Sexual Health screening by post is available for for under 25s only - more info here

For others with testing requirements please contact the service on 0300 303 3989.

Information is now also available to advise on sexual contact during a time of social distancing here.

Alternative provision:

Please be aware that we may have to cancel, rearrange or shut clinical services in response to changing clinical and staffing pressures created by the Coronavirus pandemic. 

If you are struggling to access sexual health services, alternatives may be available:

  • Emergency Contraception - at your local pharmacy - more info
  • Contraceptive pills and LARC procedures - obtained from your GP
  • HIV postal testing - available to at-risk groups for a small fee -  more info
  • HIV PEPSE - available via A+E departments - more info
  • Condoms by post (for gay and bisexual men only) - more info