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Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees worked with the Public Health Team at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to get local residents’ views on sexual health services in their area. They spoke to 15 people.
Without coronavirus/Covid-19 social distancing measures, people would like sexual health services to be delivered from a specialist sexual health clinic and GP surgery. Not knowing where to go and embarrassment were the two main reasons for not accessing sexual health services in the past.
Most people felt they had good knowledge of sexual health issues. People wanted sexual health services to be available by telephone and online for appointment bookings, consultations, ordering STI kits, contraception and condoms.