Sexual Health

At The Community Doctor, we understand how the importance of sexual health impacts well-being.

Our doctors provide a safe, positive and non-judgmental environment to discuss your questions and concerns or advice you may need regarding your sexual health.

Our doctors can advise you on:

  • Adolescent puberty
  • Decreased libido
  • LGBTQI+ healthcare
  • Pain during sex
  • STI prevention, detection and treatment


There are many different types of contraception available to suit your specific and unique situation. Choosing the right contraception is dependent on a range of considerations, such as your past medical history, lifestyle, and personal preference.

Your GP will be able to explain and help you better understand which options are suitable for you.

Some common contraceptive methods include:

  • Oral contraceptive pill
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Condoms
  • Diaphragm
  • Implant (Implanon NXT®)

Protection from STI’s

Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) such as hepatitis, chlamydia and HIV are spread through sexual contact.

Symptoms of STI’s include:

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Genital ulcers
  • Abdominal pain

You can still have an STI even without symptoms.

There are some STIs that can have serious impacts on your overall health, such as your fertility and increases your risk of developing types of cancers.

If you are sexually active, or planning to be sexually active, it is essential that you protect yourself against STIs.

Condoms are the only contraceptive method that prevents pregnancy and protects you against STIs.

Female peers out of bedroom window considering sexual health advice from her GP
Contraceptive choice as woman decides between contraception pills or condom for sexual health