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Sexually Transmitted Infections 

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are infections that can be spread during sexual contact. Most STIs are passed through unprotected sexual contact. This can be touching, oral or penetrative sexual activity.  

The best way to protect yourself from STI’s is to use a condom.   

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If you’ve had unprotected sex then you’re at risk. Condoms provide effective protection against the majority of STIs. However, not all STIs have symptoms and therefore people may be unaware they have an STI and can infect others. Testing  is the only way to know if there is an infection.  

STIs can affect anyone. It isn’t something to be ashamed about and most STIs can be treated with medication. There are sexual health clinics providing support for Leicestershire and Rutland teenagers. They can provide STI testing kits as well as advice for looking after your sexual health.  Follow the links below to find out more.

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Leicester Sexual Health Service

Information on types of STIs and accessing services

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Leicestershire and Rutland Sexual Health

Online Sexual Health Service - advice and ordering 24 hours a day

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Brook

Sexual Health information

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Black Beetle Health

Sexual Health and Wellbeing information for LGBTQ+ Black and People of Colour

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ChildLine

Information on STIs

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The Mix

Information on safer sex

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Health for Teens

Information and advice

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