Sexual health

Use this guide to find more information about our sexual health services, abortions, contraception, and HIV prevention and support.

Young people and sex

It is best to talk to your parents or an adult you can trust before you start having sex, so that you understand the risks and how to take care of yourself. If you prefer, you can talk things through with a health professional at any walk-in sexual health service, even if you are under 16.

Services are confidential but they have to protect you, and others, from harm. This means that they may have to share information in exceptional circumstances, although they will seek your consent to do this.

 View NHS contraception information

Free condoms for young people aged 25 and under

Condoms provide the best protection against sexual infections if they are used consistently and correctly. The Come Correct (CCard) scheme provides free condoms at a variety of locations and outlets across London. Once registered, you can collect condoms or get advice from any outlet displaying the Come Correct logo. You can be issued with your own CCard or download the CCard app (Apple or Android) via the link below.

Come Correct website

DASH Lambeth

DASH Lambeth is a specialist service for young people that provides advice, support and clinical services for sexual health and substance misuse.

DASH operates from a number of locations across the borough. To find a location near you, just enter your postcode into the search tool below.

Find a DASH service near you

If you're a professional working with a young person, you can make a referral to DASH.