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Sexual Health and Contraception After an Abortion

For information and advice on sexual health you can talk to your GP or visit specialist clinics in your area. You can also get free contraception too. Click here to find your nearest sexual health clinic.

Please remember that fertility returns almost immediately after an abortion. Condoms can be used any time following an abortion to reduce the risk of pregnancy or infection.

In this section you will find information for men and women on everything from emergency contraception to vasectomy and wider sexual health issues.

Click here for more information on the types of contraceptive methods available and how reliable they really are.

How to use a condom correctly
It is important to use a condom correctly as if something goes wrong you could be risking pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Find out how to use a condom.

Emergency Contraception
Information on how to use emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy when you have had unprotected sex or something has gone wrong with your usual method of contraception and details of where you can get it.

At bpas we offer emergency contraception in advance of need at our clinics and by post.

Men Too
bpas provides vasectomy as a permanent method of contraception for men and is suitable for those who are sure they never want children or do not want more children. Click here for more information on the vasectomy procedure and questions associated with it.

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Click here for more information on Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Most people have no idea that they have it and very often women experience no symptoms. Click here for more information about Chlamydia.

At bpas a Chlamydia test if offered to all women seeking abortion, our clinics can also provide this service to women who are not seeking abortion. Find your nearest clinic.

If you have been to one of our clinics and tested positive for Chlamydia your partner should also be tested.

Alternatively bpas is able to test and offer treatment for Chlamydia by post using our online service.

Free Chlamydia testing for under 25s
If you’re under 25, then a postal Chlamydia test kit may be free in your region. Visit to find out more, and request a test.

Diagnosis and Treatment of STIs by Post
bpas is able to provide convenient and discreet STI testing and treatment for a broad range of conditions by post. Visit bpasbypost.