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Protecting yourself from Sexually Transmitted Infections
The National Chlamydia Screening Programme (
NCSP) advise that to reduce your chances of getting chlamydia you should:
- use condoms every time you have sex. This can reduce your risk of getting or passing on chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV.
- if you have oral sex, cover the penis with a condom or the female genitals with a latex or polyurethane (plastic) square (dental dam).
- if you are not sure how to use condoms correctly, there are normally instructions in the packet. alternatively, see the information on condoms, on NHS choices.
- each time you have a new sexual partner, both of you should get a chlamydia test.
- have a chlamydia test every year while you are under 25.
- avoid sharing sex toys. If you do share sex toys, wash them or cover them with a new condom before anyone else uses them.
Telephone: 0800 0461303
(Confidential Advice Line)