Sexual health

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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.


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 visit the Your Sexual Health Matters website (opens in a new window).

There's plenty of information on other websites too. NHS Choices (opens in a new window) has a lot of advice, tips and support.

HPV vaccine

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a vaccination given to young women only. They receive the jab in year eight 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 two injections spaced at least six, and not more than 24 months apart (girls who began vaccination before September 2014 receive three injections).

Find out more about the HPV vaccination at NHS Choices (opens in a new window).