Sexual and reproductive health

Community contraceptive service

Sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) is a community contraceptive service for women and men. It provides training and advice to care professionals.

SRH also helps reduce:

  • sexually transmitted infections
  • unplanned pregnancies

Sexual and reproductive healthcare service

The SRH service includes:

  • sexual activity history taking
  • safer sex advice
  • information about contraceptive options
  • assessment, fitting and supplying diaphragm or caps
  • first and continued contraception injections
  • emergency oral contraception
  • intrauterine device (IUD) coil and intrauterine system (IUS) routine follow-up
  • GP referral for female sterilisation
  • GP referral for vasectomy
  • pre-conception advice
  • free NHS pregnancy testing and appropriate referral
  • gestation estimate by clinical history
  • referral for antenatal care
  • testicular and breast examination
  • assessment and referral for terminating pregnancy
  • cervical cytology for screening programme
  • referral for colposcopy for abnormalities from routine screening
  • Chlamydia screening
  • referral to a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for suspected sexual abuse
  • on-going supply of condoms (male and female) and other protection for safer sex
  • substance misuse history including intravenous drug use
  • vaginal discharge referral
  • information about local sexual health providers, such as support groups and specialist services
  • health education including sexual health
  • identifying onward referral to psychosexual support services