Sexual health

The YorSexualHealth website has:

  • information about sexual health services
  • advice about your sexual health

If you're studying at a university or college in York, visit the York Student Health website for more useful information.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV

Prevention is the best way to help control the spread of HIV and other STIs - if you’re having sex, always use a condom.

If you think you have put yourself at risk of getting a STI, call tel: 01904 721111 to arrange an appointment or visit the YorSexualHealth website.

Age of consent

In the UK, the age at which young people can consent to a sexual relationship is 16. This is the same for men and women and for heterosexual (straight) and homosexual (gay or lesbian) sex.

It is against the law for anyone to have sex with a person under the age of 16.

Further information

If you've got any concerns or questions about issues such as sexual abuse, sexuality, keeping safe or services for young people, see My Sexual Health for more information.

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