What we do

London Hormone Clinic

Sexual health and family planning

If you are sexually active you have been told to use protection and get tested. A person can have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but not know about it, so it remains a good idea to get tested.

Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, bacterial vaginosis, ureaplasma and gardnerella
Test done through urine test or a swab.

HPV
Certain types of Human Papilloma virus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer, while other varieties can cause genital warts.

Most sexually active people become infected by HPV at some point in their lives but never develop symptoms. The virus disappears within two years.

HPV test
This can be done alongside a smear test and can pick up if you have a variety of HPV that is linked to cervical cancer. If so, you will receive a referral to a gynaecologist for early treatment.

Vaccines can protect men and women from some types of HPV. They are most effective given prior to sexual activity begins.

Family planning
We prescribe the combined oral contraceptive (COC) and progestogen only pill (POP).