Contraception and Sexual Health


There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.

Useful Links


A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are

Contraception - NHS Choices

Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.


General Sexual Health Information

Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

Sexual Transmitted Disease Screening

Somerset-Wide Integrated Sexual Health Service run clinics all over Somerset, including Bridgwater. There are pre-bookable appointments and walk in clinics available. 

They offer a wide range of contraception services as well as sexual health testing and screening. 

Contact tracing is available for patients who develop a sexually transmited infection. The service is fully confidential and does not appear on your general medical record.

Follow the link to see their wide range of services

Useful Links

Sex & Young People

A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Issues, symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health FAQs

Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

FPA - The Sexual Health Charity

Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.

NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia

Information, videos and advice from the NHS website


This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

On-Line Chlamydia Screening

Our Practice now offers testing for Chlamydia via online screening.  Please click on the link below