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Sexual health

Good sexual health is important for everyone and it's not just about contraception or preventing disease or infection. It also means promoting good sexual health in a wider context, including relationships and sexuality.

Your sexual health matters

We're responsible for making sure that Derbyshire residents have access to a wide range of confidential sexual health services including free STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, provision of contraception and sexual health promotion.

We aim to ensure that our sexual health services are good quality, easy to use and cost effective.

To find out about local services available to you and to find out more information about sexual health from Your Sexual Health Matters.

There's plenty of information on other websites too. The NHS has a lot of advice, tips and support on sexual health.

HPV vaccine

Girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years (born after 1 September 2006) are offered the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as part of the NHS vaccination programme.

The vaccination is designed to protect against cervical cancer by preventing HPV. This is a sexually transmitted virus that can lead to cervical cancer and other health problems.

From September 2023, most people aged 24 and under who are eligible for the HPV vaccine will only need one dose of the vaccine.

Find out more about the HPV vaccination.

Relationship and Sexual Health Day

Every year in June there is a national Relationship and Sexual Health Day held across the county.

It's an annual celebration of the excellent relationships and sex education that educates children and young people about healthy relationships and positive sexual health.