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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

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a vaccination given to young women only. They receive the jab in year 8 at school, aged 12 and 13. 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.

The vaccination consists of 2 injections spaced at least 6, and not more than 24 months apart (girls who began vaccination before September 2014 receive 3 injections).

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

In 2020 the message is around encouraging schools, services, families and communities to share some of the ways they have been staying connected and strengthening their relationships during coronavirus.

We're asking everyone to download and fill in the RSE declaration attached to this page and then share their completed declaration on Twitter using @DerbyshireEIS @RSE_day or the hashtag #RSEdayled