Sexual Health

Sexual Health In Plymouth Update

We wanted to highlight to you the fact that Sexual Health in Plymouth continues to run an easily accessible NHS abortion service in Plymouth. We encourage patients to contact us direct on 01752 431129 to book their appointment and they do not require a referral from your practice.

Our website has resources on all the options available to them at their appointment.  We ask them to fill out an online medical assessment and have a telephone consultation before they attend so we endeavour to provide care in the most efficient way possible for them and reduce face to face time. Medical abortion is provided as a one stop appointment for those who wish to access this, and on a Friday we can offer same day scan and surgical procedures under local anaesthetic.

For clarity we provide medical abortion up to 10 weeks as a home procedure, surgical abortion under local anaesthetic up to 11 weeks and surgical abortion under general anaesthetic up to 14 weeks.

We also offer contraception and STI screening during their assessment process. On the day implant insertion is available at medical termination of pregnancy as well as IUS or IUD at a follow up appointment.

We have been open throughout COVID and continue to provide ultrasound assessment pre procedure. We would be happy for you to provide the link to our website on your practice webpage to facilitate patient access.

www.yourship.uk/pregnancy-advice

In addition we have a counsellor available by telephone or in person for both pre and post TOP care.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Megan Griffiths

Consultant Sexual and Reproductive Health

The Zone

The Zone have a number of projects that can offer support around Sexual Health.

Telephone: 01752 206626

Website: www.thezoneplymouth.co.uk

Email: enquiries@thezoneplymouth.co.uk

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Sexual Health Helpline

The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Sexual Health in Plymouth

Sexual Health in Plymouth (SHiP) is a partnership of experienced organisations working together to deliver sexual health, HIV, contraception and abortion services for Plymouth, East Cornwall and South West Devon.

Telephone: 01752 431124

Website: www.yourship.uk

C-Card

The C-Card scheme provides free condoms and sexual health advice to under 25-year-olds.

Telephone: 01752 254406

Website: www.eddystone.org.uk

Email: info@eddystone.org.uk

Family Planning Association

A sexual health charity, the Family Planning Association gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 020 7608 5240

Website: www.fpa.org.uk