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Services for Teenagers

Confidentiality

Crediton Surgery operates a confidential service to all of its patients including teenagers of all ages. All members of staff are open and non-judgemental. Please ask if you would like to speak to a staff member in a confidential area.

Emergency Contraception

Please be bold and ask for your appointment, explain that you require emergency contraception (morning after pill), so that you can be seen a.s.a.p.

Remember, the sooner you take your emergency contraception the better. It is most effective within the first 24 hours, but can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex or condom failure. If it is more than 72 hours since having unprotected sex or a condom failure, then still ask to be seen to discuss your options.

Safe Sex

We are able to provide you with a limited supply of condoms free of charge. Remember taking the pill only protects you from pregnancy, NOT sexually transmitted diseases. So be wise and use condoms.

Chlamydia

We are now able to offer Chlamydia screening, it is easy to do and doesn’t involve any embarrassing examinations.  You take the sample and for boys it involves providing a sample of urine. The results will be sent directly to you. You choose how you receive the results, 'phone call, e-mail, letter, text to mobile 'phones. Please come and ask for this easy test to be done.

General Health Issues

Do you have a problem with your skin? Or perhaps body image? What about your diet, do you feel that you are eating too much, do you have 5 portions of fruit & vegetables a day? What about exercise, do you take regular exercise? Do you have any concerns about smoking or alcohol, these may be your personal concerns or those of a friend or relative. We are here to listen, advise and point you in the right direction for help.

Please don’t be afraid to make an appointment to discuss any of these problems or contact the appropriate help line, or visit one of the websites:

AIDS/HIV0800 567123

Alcohol Addiction

01392 431588
EDP young people01392 683030
Childline0800 1111
Cruse Bereavement

0808 272406

Eating Disorders08456 341414
Exeter Youth Enquiry01392 331666
Family Planning Clinic01392 284982
GUM Clinic01392 284983
NHS Direct0845 4647
Stop Smoking

0845 1111142

The Samaritans08457 909090

Websites you may find useful

www.b-eat.co.ukEating disorders
www.beinggirl.co.ukFor girls
www.youngcarers.netHelp & support for carers also advice regarding alcohol & bullying
www.childline.org.ukGeneral support & advice
www.connexions-direct.comInformation & Advice for young people
www.crusebereavementcare.org.ukBereavement Support & Advice
www.rd4u.org.ukHelp & support for young people who have lost a close friend or relative
www.kidshealth.org/teenGeneral teen health advice
www.nhs.ukNational NHS help website
www.malehealth.co.ukFor Boys
www.mencap.org.ukAdvice & support for people with learning difficulties.
www.ruthinking.co.ukGeneral advice for teenagers
www.talktofrank.comDrugs & Alcohol advice
www.teenweightwise.comGeneral weight & body image advice
www.teenhealthfreak.orgGeneral teen advice
 
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