What is a sexual health service?
A sexual health service is a safe place you can go to talk about relationships and sex.
You can talk to a nurse, doctor or youth worker about:
All sexual health services are confidential and will not share information with parents, carers or other professionals. This means the information a person shares with that service is kept private.
Here are some examples of things that are confidential:
If you are aged 13 and over, you have the right to confidentiality. But, if the service thinks you are being harmed or in danger, they may share some information with another professional.
If you are under 13 you will get help, but the person you speak to will need to talk to another professional, to make sure you are safe.
The worker will let you know if they need to talk to another to another professional and what information they need to share.
More information for young people using NHS services can be found at NHSinform.
When you visit a sexual health service in Edinburgh, East, West or Mid Lothian, the service will aim to be: