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Family Planning in the UK

Population Matters believes that everybody should have equal access to sexual and reproductive health education and services.  This directory can help you to find family planning resources and services within the UK. 

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Relationships & Sex Resources for Young People

It can be awkward talking about sex and family planning with friends, family and teachers. The links below will help you to find out all about sexual health, your body, healthy relationships, and contraceptive options.   

Bish Relationships and sex resources for anybody over the age of 14.

Brook Sexual health and wellbeing advice and services for under-25s. Featuring a search function to find your nearest local Brook clinic. 

Fumble A platform for you to learn about sex, sexual health, your body, relationships, friendships, mental health, and sexuality.

Scarleteen Supportive sex and relationships information for teenagers and young adults.

Sexwise Advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure.

Your-Life A one-stop shop to learn everything about contraception and sexual health.

Family Planning Clinics and services across the UK 

Sexual and reproductive health advice and services for people of all ages across the UK. 

Contraception Choices Resources to find out which method of contraception is best for you.

Marie Stopes UK The leading independent provider of sexual health and reproductive services for people of all ages in the UK, including abortion and contraception services.

NHS Sexual Health Find out all about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and search for your nearest sexual health clinic.

NHS Sexual Health Clinics Find your nearest NHS sexual health clinic here. 

Terrence Higgins Trust The UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, use their website to search for STI, contraception, sexual health advice and therapy services near you.

UK Helplines

If you require urgent, confidential sexual health advice and support try one of the helplines below. 

Sexual Health Helpline – 0300 123 7123 Open Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm. Providing free confidential information and advice on sexual health.

NHS 111 (England) – Dial 111 NHS help if you have an urgent medical concern. Gives advice and details of medical services, including where to go for emergency contraception.

NHS Direct (Wales) – 0845 46 47 or 111  NHS health advice and information service, providing advice and details of medical services in Wales including where to go for emergency contraception. Offers an online enquiry service.

NHS 24 (Scotland) – 111 Available at evenings and weekends only. NHS information and advice service, providing advice and details of medical services in Scotland, including where to go for emergency contraception.

FPA helpline (Northern Ireland) – 0345 122 8687 Information about contraception, sexual health and pregnancy choices and your nearest sexual health clinic. This is also the number for the pregnancy choices counselling service.


Online Contraceptives and Test at Home Kits

In the UK, you can order contraceptives and STI test at home kits safely and discreetly online. Choose from one of the providers below.  

SH:24 Order STI tests, oral contraception, and the morning after pill safely online. Working in partnership with the NHS.

Superdrug Order STI test at home kits and STI treatment safely online, along with a range of condoms and sexual health supplies from their main shop. 

Lloyds Pharmacy Order STI Test at home kits online, and purchase condoms and other sexual health supplies from their shop.

Asda Online Doctor Order the contraceptive or morning after pill, or STI testing kits.

“Educating and empowering women and girls and providing family planning information enables more people to choose the size of their families.  And choosing to have fewer children is one of the most important choices we can make.” – Dame Jane Goodall


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