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Sexual health Q&A

Sex doctor Anne Edwards answers questions on emergency contraception, chlamydia and HIV. I had unprotected sex last night. What should I do? You can get emergency contraception (also known as the morning after pill) at pharmacies. Some pharmacies provide free emergency contraception to women of all ages, including…

Shared Lives Scheme

The Shared Lives scheme is a service provided by individuals and families in their own home across Hampshire who want to offer a vulnerable person a short break, day care or long term care. The Shared Lives scheme helps people who either have a learning…

Shopmobility

A scheme which lends manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and powered scooters to members of the public with limited mobility to shop and to visit leisure and commercial facilities within the town, city or shopping centre.

Shopping

Shopping is an important part of living independently, and there is lots to consider when you are shopping.  Below you will find more information on different types of shopping and tips for when you are shopping.

Short Break Activities for Gateway Card+ Holders

Short Break Activity Providers are grant funded by Hampshire County Council to deliver activities for your child or young person. To find an activity near you click on the tiles below: To book your space at a Short Break Activity provider please contact them directly. …

Should I have a PSA test?

The PSA test is a blood test that can detect the early signs of an enlarged prostate. It is the most common initial test for men who are worried about prostate cancer. The test, which can be done at a GP surgery, measures the level of…

Should I volunteer?

There's good evidence that volunteering brings benefits to both the person volunteering and the people and organisations they support. Volunteering involves spending unpaid time doing something to help other people or groups, other than (or as well as) close relatives. Evidence suggests that volunteering brings health benefits to…

Sickle cell anaemia

Pamela Gyebi-Ababio, 18 at the time of this interview, from Croydon in South London, has three AS-levels and wants to be a doctor. She also has sickle cell anaemia. "I've known I've had sickle cell anaemia for as long as I can remember. I'm determined…

Sign up for weight loss email support

Sign up for 12 weekly emails to support you as you progress through the NHS Choices weight loss plan. Our weight loss plan consists of 12 weekly weight loss packs full of diet, healthy eating and physical activity advice.  Each email contains a link to the relevant weekly weight…

Signs and symptoms of pregnancy

Early signs of pregnancy For women who have a regular monthly menstrual cycle, the earliest and most reliable sign of pregnancy is a missed period. Women who are pregnant sometimes have a very light period, losing only a little blood. Some of the other early…
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