Youngsters have say on sexual health

YOUNG people are being given the chance to say how they want sexual health services in Suffolk to be run.Suffolk Primary Care Trust (PCT) is asking high school pupils across the county what they think should be done to combat the rise in sexually transmitted infections and abortions.

YOUNG people are being given the chance to say how they want sexual health services in Suffolk to be run.

Suffolk Primary Care Trust (PCT) is asking high school pupils across the county what they think should be done to combat the rise in sexually transmitted infections and abortions.

So far more than 250 teenagers have given their views to the body and youngsters still have until January 31 to get their opinions heard.

Norman Foster, the integrated sexual health services lead at Suffolk PCT, said: “We are really pleased with the consultation responses to date from young people.

“Information has been placed on key websites that young people visit and more than 250 electronic responses have come back to us so far, which is great.

“We have also been talking directly to teenagers so they can vote for the kind of service that would work best for them.”

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Currently patients with sexual health problems usually go to a hospital in either Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds and people who want contraception or family planning advice go to their GP or one of the reproductive health clinics.

Instead the PCT aims to provide 'one stop shops' across the county where people will be able to have diagnosis and treatment for most sexual infections as well as access family planning and contraception advice.

To express your views on the future of sexual health services in Suffolk visit www.suffolkpct.nhs.uk.

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