Relationships, Sexual Health and Teenage Pregnancy

Relationships are not always perfect, it is quite normal to have disagreements  but there are some things everyone deserves to ensure a happy and healthy relationship. This website has lots of useful information to help you decide whether the relationship you are in is a good, healthy relationship.

IDAS- Healthy Relationships 

Whether to start a sexual relationship is a big decision for you to make. It is your choice whether you have sex or not and you should make sure you are really ready. Make up your own mind, don’t let others make it for you.

The service directory has details of organisations that can provide information about sexual health, relationships, contraception, sex and the law, puberty, being a teenage parent and services for young people. All sexual health services are completely confidential. The services listed will not give information about you to any one else without your permission, unless there is a serious risk to your (or someone else’s) health.

Remember! If you are under the age of sixteen you can still get confidential advice, information and services. Talk to your school nurse or youth support  worker, they will be able to help you get the information you need.

Useful contacts:


YorSexualHealth has clinics across York and North Yorkshire which offer a range of free, friendly and confidential sexual health and contraception services to everyone. Please see their website or call their information and booking line on 01904 721111 for more information and clinic times and services in your area.

Young People's Sexual Health Outreach Team (YPSHOT)

Tel. 01904 725436. Nurse advisors from YPSHOT offer advice, support and help with choices around sexual health or pregnancy.

School Health Service

Tel. 01904 725331. Many schools and colleges have sexual health drop-ins which offer sexual health advice, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, Chlamydia screening and condom distribution.


Tel. 01904 555400. Castlegate is a confidential information, advice, support and counselling service for young people aged 16 - 25 in the city of York.

York LGBT Youth Group

Tel. 07767 318175. York's lgbt youth group for the under 25's.

Family Information Service

01904 554444