Looking for info on puberty, male and/or female genitalia, periods, PMS/PMT (premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual tension), breasts, sexual activity, pregnancy, contraception, STIs (sexually transmitted infections), thrush, or impotence then we’ll point you in the right direction.
If you’re a young person in Cardiff, Wales or the UK then brook.org.uk should be your first port of call for online sexual health information. It’s a fantastic website crammed full of useful information written with under-25s in mind. Not only that but they offer Ask Brook, a web and text chat service and they’ve got a huge FAQs section. You can contact an advisor by text on 07537 402 024 (standard SMS rates). The only slight thing is that they don’t have a Brook Centre in Cardiff (or Wales), so see below for face-to-face services.
Also check out NHS Direct Wales’ Sexual Health pages and the local health board’s site. Buzzfeed has posted about a doctor’s guide to contraception and there’s always The Mix.
Some Local Organisations:
There’s also the Department of Sexual Health (DoSH) and Young Peoples Clinic in Cardiff Royal Infirmary (Newport Road, Roath, Cardiff CF24 0SZ). What’s it like there? Have a look at this video before you go…
For a full list of Integrated Sexual Health Clinics in Cardiff, click here.
Some National Organisations
Brook – the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25.
NHS Direct Wales – a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day.
The Mix – essential support for under 25s.
Articles from TheSprout archive:
- Young Person’s Clinic – What’s It All About?
- What Is Emergency Contraception?
- Want Free Condoms? Get A C-Card
- What Is LARC?
- Free Tampons?
For more organisations or info about sexual health, check out our database or contact Meic, the advocacy, advice and information helpline for children and young people in Wales — Freephone: 080880 23456 / Text: 84001 / Instant Message.