Advice for Young People
We are well aware how difficult it can be for younger patients to get discreet, confidential advice, particularly if the problem concerns sex advice or contraception. Respecting your right to confidential help is as important to us as it is to you. Your problems are never discussed with others. People under 16 years will always be given totally confidential advice.
Emergency contraception works best if taken within 24 hours of sex. It can be given up to 3 days after sex and other methods can be used up to several days after sex. Even when we are short of appointments, please make it clear to the receptionist if you need to discuss emergency contraception and we will always see you the same day
Please do not be afraid to ask if you cannot come to see us, the doctors and nurses can give initial advice over the phone.