As part of our work to address health inequalities across Goforth and Jesmond, we asked people to share their thoughts, experiences and question about cervical screening. We’ve created this video to answer your questions, to explain more about the process itself and purpose of cervical screening, and why regular screening is so important.
Sexual Health The NHS has a range of free, confidential sexual health services. These services cover contraception, testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), and advice on unplanned pregnancies. You can use any of these services even if you are under 16 years old. If you are aged 13 or older, you have the same rights … Continued
What is screening? The NHS has a comprehensive screening plan designed to identify if you are at higher risk of developing several health problems. Risk factors can exist without symptoms, so screening targets otherwise healthy people. Screening means increased risk can be identified and treated early, reducing the chance of the conditions developing. When … Continued
Family Planning and Fertility Most couples who are trying to get pregnant will likely conceive within a year of trying. If you haven’t become pregnant after 12 months of regular, unprotected sex, then it is worth seeing your GP. If you are female and over 36 or have any other concerns about your overall … Continued