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Safer Sex Materials
The SU keeps a small stock of safer sex materials, menstrual care products and pregnancy tests which are available to students for free. Students can use this form to request some from the SU, to be picked up discreetly from locker 21 on the ground floor of SU HQ (by the lift). Alternatively, just ask at SU HQ Reception, or email the SU's Welfare & Campaigns Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about how to access free safer sex materials here...
Campus-based SU Sexual Health Clinics
The SU organises a series of Drop-In Sexual Health Clinics each year for students, which are a free confidential drop-in service that offers testing for sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), as well as advice on sexual health matters and contraception. The clinics are held in the SU HQ building on campus, provided by Coventry Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS). Find out about the drop-in sexual health clinics here...
Leamington-based Sexual Health Clinic
The Brunswick Hub in Leamington offers a community sexual health & family planning clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Details of their opening times and services provided are available online.
Coventry Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS)
The Coventry Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS) can help you with testing, care and advice on sexually transmitted infections and contraception in Coventry. The service is based in the City of Coventry Health Centre on Stoney Stanton Road in Coventry (CV1). Details of their opening times and services provided are available online.
Postal Testing Kits for Chlamydia
You can request a free testing kit for chlamydia by post from freetest.me. The kits are small and discreetly packaged, and are sent by first class post. You can choose to receive your results by text or email.
If you've had unprotected sex (sex without using contraception), or think your contraception might have failed, you can use emergency contraception. Find out more about the different types of contraception available, and where you can obtain it here.
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
PEP is a combination of HIV drugs which can be used to reduce the likelihood of a HIV negative person getting HIV after they have been exposed to the virus. PEP needs to be prescribed, and can be obtained from A&E departments or sexual health clinics. PEP needs to be taken as soon after exposure as possible to increase its chances of working effectively.
PrEP stands for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and allows people to take anti HIV medication daily, or before sex, in order to prevent HIV from being able to take hold in someone’s body if they are exposed to it. Find out whether you're eligible at iwantprepnow.co.uk
If you're pregnant but not sure if you want to continue with the pregnancy, find out about the options available to you and where to go for help.