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Men’s Health Week – 10th-16th June 2024

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Men's Health Week 10th-16th June 2024 is here!

This men’s health week we are encouraging all men, and people with penises, to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing, make informed decisions about their lifestyle and seek appropriate medical support when needed.

Sexual health is significantly linked to both mental and physical health and wellbeing. Worries about preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can impact on men’s sexual health and wellbeing, as can things like penis size and shape, premature ejaculation, or not being able to get and maintain an erection.

Some important things to do to look after your sexual health and wellbeing are:

Get tested:

Get tested for STIs regularly and each time you have sex with someone new. You can order a home STI test kit to be delivered to straight to your door, which offers testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis. Alternatively, you can book an appointment to be seen in a clinic.

Home STI test kit

Use condoms:

Using condoms every time you have sex is one of the most simple and effective ways to look after your sexual health. They are the only method of contraception that protects against both pregnancy and STIs and are available for free from a range of places. You can order free condoms online or collect from any of our bSHaW sexual health clinics.

How can I get free condoms

Access PrEP and PEP:

PrEP is a very effective method of HIV prevention, especially for people who are at higher risk of getting HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM). bSHaW offers a full/comprehensive service for MSM including PrEP and PEP, 3 monthly check-ups, and vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and HPV.

Find out more about PrEP and PEP here

Talk:

If you’re worried about anything around sex or bodies, talking to someone can help. Staff at our bSHaW clinics and community services, such as Brook, are friendly and non-judgemental and will support you to get the help you need.

Brookside and SHAW clinics are open for pre-booked appointments and walk in and wait clinics. You can book an appointment online or call 0300 303 2880.

Further Information on Men’s Sexual Health:

https://www.brook.org.uk/topics/penises-testicles/

https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/mens-health/

If you would like some digital posters and information leaflets to support our campaign in your organisation, please contact bucks@brook.org.uk

Follow us on social media for our latest advice and updates this Men’s Health Week:

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Instagram: @sexualhealthbucks