De Montfort Students' Union offers you two sexual health services during your time at DMU. They are the Student Sexual Health Service (Tuesdays) and Choices (Thursdays). We recommend using the Tuesday appointments for contraception and advice and Thursdays for more specialised appointments.

   

"a clinic for students, by students"

 

Run by your fellow students, the Student Sexual health (SSH) Service is home to sexual advice, testing and much more.

The clinics are normally held every Tuesday between 12-2 (term time only) in DSU Advice, and they are completely free. Here you can:

  • Receive free contraception 
  • Receive information and direction on where to get appropriate STI testing
  • Get a chlamydia test - Please note this is dependent on the volunteer on duty and their training level. If the volunteer is unable to administer this they will redirect you to where you can receive a test.
  • Get information about STIs, Sexual Health and more...

Email us on sshservice@dmu.ac.uk for more information or to book an appointment.

The Student Sexual Health Service is a Student  Volunteering Group and as such is based on the availability of student volunteers and having student leaders. If volunteers are not able to run the session all efforts will be made to signpost to an appropriate service.

You can also volunteer in the clinic!

To find out how you can volunteer in the clinic and gain access to training contact sshservice@dmu.ac.uk or you can pop along to the DSU Activites office (Room 1.05). Please note this is based on the Student Sexual Health lead volunteers in order to offer the volunteering opportunity.

 

                                                                     

 

Choices is ran by trained healthcare professionals from Leicestershire and Rutland Sexual Health Services. Choices is ran on Thursdays 2-4:30 in term time. This is via drop ins available in the DSU Advice Centre.  

Choices will provide:

  • Provision of prescribed hormonal contraceptives including LARC methods
  • Sexual health testing including Chlamydia screening and treatment
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy tests and free condoms will be available via the C Card service.

Positive links with local services, health partners, school nurses and the college team supports the CHOICES provision.

Staffing

One specialist practitioner will attend each week who is a Non-Medical Prescriber, so is able to prescribe hormonal methods of contraception, emergency hormonal contraception and sexual health screen and treatment. The qualified member of the CHOICES team will be supported by a highly qualified health care assistant who can undertake routine STI screen, Pregnancy testing and pregnancy referrals and may run part of the service as a Screen & Go clinic.

 

Need more help? Get advice and support from DSU Advice