Just as with other aspects of your health, your sexual health is very important.

University years may be a time of transition and change, and for some this means becoming sexually active with a partner for the first time, or a change in sexual partner(s). It may also be a time of self-discovery and uncertainty about your sexual orientation.

If you are concerned about any aspect of your sexual health the Student Health Department can help.

We have a dedicated team with considerable experience built up over the years of helping people deal with sexual issues. You can see one of our Female Doctors or our Male Doctor to discuss your concerns, and you can also book an appointment at our Sexual Transmitted Infection clinic, where your concerns will be handled sensitively and where you meet and talk to our Sexual Health Advisor.

With the support of the UCC Students' Union, the Department now offers free screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, which can be tested on a single sample of urine in a male, or on a self-administered swab taken by females.

The screening service is intended for those who do not have any symptoms.

If you have symptoms that you think may be caused by an STI, it is recommended that you be examined physically as wells as having blood, urine and swab tests, which is undertaken ot our STI clinic, weekly on Friday mornngs.

You should also consider attending if you have had sexual activty with partner who has an STI.

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