Useful Links: Sexual Health and Pregnancy

For more information on sexual health and pregnancy, or to get help if you or someone you know has an unintended pregnancy, follow the links below.


Alternatives is a charity based in Newham offering free pregnancy testing and a confidential environment where anyone with a unintended pregnancy can be helped to reach a decision and where their right to choose is respected at all times.

Services Include...

  • Advice and information on sexual health and relationships

  • Free Pregnancy testing

  • Counselling or one to one support

  • Pregnancy choices information and counselling


Shine runs five young people's contraceptive and sexual health clinics in Newham. They provide young people with:

  • Advice and information on sexual health and relationships

  • Contraception and emergency contraception

  • Pregnancy testing

  • You Test (Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing)

  • Counselling or one to one support

  • Abortion information and referral

NHS Go  is a confidential health advice and information service for 16-25 year olds.

The Greenway Centre and GP surgeries can provide a full STI screening service, but other places offer screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.

Those aged between 16-24 can get screened by:

  • Going to a Shine clinic (Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea only)

  • Going to the Checkurself website and ordering a FREE postal Chlamydia test kit or calling the local screening office on 020 8821 0837 to find your nearest You test venue

  • Going to the Greenway Centre at NUHT (all STIs)

  • Going to their GP (all STIs)

  • Going to certain pharmacies that have a specially trained chlamydia screening pharmacist

  • Going to the East Ham Connexions Ypod or by collecting a FREE Chlamydia test kit from any Connexions shop

Those aged 25+ can get screened by:

  • Going to the Greenway Centre, Newham General Hospital, Glen Road, Plaistow, E13 8SL

  • Going to their GP

NHS Choices website contains lots of information and advice regarding sexual health

FPA website gives information, advice and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.