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Good sexual health is fundamental to overall health and wellbeing across all ages and stages of life. In our non-judgmental, safe environment we provide comprehensive sexual health screening and accurate advice aimed to educate and empower.
We offer a non-judgemental and safe environment for you to voice whatever concerns you may have and offer a range of sexual health services.
Our sexual health services
STI screening is just one component of sexual health. Holistic sexual health care at Evoca includes:
- Sexual function
- Body image
- STI screening
- STI prevention
- HIV prevention (PrEP/PEP)
How to prepare for your visit
Consider what to expect of a sexual health appointment so you are prepared for the questions we might ask
Understand that we won’t be shocked or judgemental. Everything you share with us will be kept confidential.
Bring a friend if you feel nervous, and don’t worry about not being “groomed” in the genital area
Be honest so we can ensure that we give you the best possible care
An STI screen involves testing:
- Urine (chlamydia/gonorrhoea/trichomonas/ureaplasma/mycoplasma)
- Blood (HIV/syphillis/hepatitis)
- Cervical/vulval/throat/anal swab (herpes/syphilis/chlamydia/gonorrhoea)
STIs can present in a variety of forms:
- Pain passing urine
- Frequency/urgency of urination
- Vaginal discharge
- Genital ulceration
- Genital lumps/spots
- Irregular vaginal bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- No symptoms
Yes. STIs can be transmitted via oral sex, though transmission rates are generally lower than with anal or vaginal sex. Symptoms of STI in the mouth or throat include, persisting sore throat or oral ulceration.
1 Reference: https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/sexual-health/what-infections-can-i-catch-through-oral-sex/#:~:text=Oral%20sex%20is%20the%20stimulation,risk%20of%20catching%20an%20infection.