Keeping your sexual health in check
Maintaining good sexual health is an important part of staying healthy during your time at the University of Aberdeen. Whether you need advice on contraception, check-ups or are unsure what to do in a medical emergency – you can find it here.
Contraception: Know your stuff
Whilst alternative methods such as ‘the pill’ protect against pregnancy, it is still important to use a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections. Free condoms as well as more advice on sexual health is available from the AUSA Student Advice Centre.
Get regular check-ups
Visiting the GUM clinic every so often for check-ups can identify issues early and prevent long-term effects developing. AUSA Student Advice Centre also has a male self-testing kits for chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
Listen to your body
If something doesn’t seem right to you, get it checked out as soon as you can. Grampian Sexual Health at The Village is a free confidential clinic that provides services including dealing with STIs, emergency contraception, contraceptive implants and coils as well as support and testing for men and women who have been sexually assaulted. You can call 0345 337 9900 to book an appointment or make an enquiry at any sexual health clinic in Grampian.
If you think you might be pregnant it is important to get it confirmed as early as possible. Test yourself at home or visit your GP as soon as you think you might be pregnant. If you need support, AUSA Student Advice Centre are on hand for confidential advice. Or if you would like further information and details on the choices available to you, visit your local family planning clinic.