Sexual health is an important part of physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Since 2015 York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were awarded contracts by North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council to deliver an integrated sexual health service called "YorSexualHealth" with MESMAC, North Yorkshire Aids Action and local GPs subcontracted to deliver elements of the sexual health service. "YorSexualHealth" is the local service delivered across York and North Yorkshire, this has replaced all the previous service provision commissioned by the local authorities, including the condom distribution scheme.

All sexual health clinics offer a full range of sexual health and contraceptive services, this replaces the previous 'standalone' Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) or Contraception (CaSH) clinics.

Community outreach interventions are delivered to most at risk populations, in order to provide easy access to information, support, HIV and STI testing, contraception and free condoms. This also includes the provision of a range of support for people living with HIV and for their carers.

People can access advice and book appointments by phoning 01904 721111. Full details are available on the YorSexualHealth website

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