There has recently been an increase in monkeypox cases within the UK, however the risk of catching it remains low. Monkeypox can affect anyone; however the majority of monkeypox cases in the UK continue to be in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), with the infection being passed on mainly through close contact between people in interconnected sexual networks. Therefore, these groups in particular are advised to be aware of the symptoms, especially any new rashes or lesions on any part of their body. If you have symptoms of monkeypox please contact a sexual health service or call NHS 111. For more information, please visit nhs.uk.
Where to find sexual and reproductive (family planning) health services in Berkshire.
You can order home testing kits here. Testing is for the four most common STIs: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV.
Sexually Transmitted Infections can be passed from one person to another through unprotected sex.
A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception aims to stop this happening.
You can find out if you can order a free HIV self sampling kit or where you can get tested.
Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if a contraceptive method fails.
Sex on chems can cause people to take sexual risks increasing the chance of HIV and other STI's.
If you have been raped or sexually assaulted sexual health services are one of the first places to go for help.
Information about child sexual exploitation and what you can do to help someone you think it is happening to.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. FGM is child abuse. It's dangerous and a criminal offence. Find out more & get suppor
The Florey clinic provides a free confidential integrated sexual health service in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire. We won't share any information you give us with anyone outside the clinic without your permission unless we are worried about your safety.