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What we can help you with

Contraception

If you are 13 or over we can give you free condoms and lube through the C:Card scheme, and advice about using condoms too.

As well as condoms, you can get a range of free contraception at MYPAS including the:

  • pill
  • jag
  • implant
  • patch

You can get more information about these methods of contraception on the Family Planning Association’s website.

The contraception on offer varies from drop-in to drop-in – download our pdf for more information

Emergency contraception (‘the morning after pill’)

You can get emergency contraception from us if you’ve had unprotected sex, or the condom you used burst.

The sooner you take emergency contraception after this happens, the more effective it is.

If you’re over 13, you can get free emergency contraception from pharmacies/chemists in Midlothian. For details of the nearest pharmacy/chemist to you, visit the Healthy Respect website.

You can also get emergency contraception from your GP. You’ll need to tell them that you need to be seen urgently.

Remember, you shouldn’t use emergency contraception as an alternative to normal contraception.

Pregnancy testing

You can get free and confidential pregnancy tests at our drop-ins and get your results straightaway.

If you’ve had a positive pregnancy test and don’t know what to do, we can support you to make an informed decision. We can also help you find the right services for you.

Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

We can test you for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Syphilis

You can get treatment for Chlamydia, advice on how to prevent STIs and find out where else you can be tested too.

You can also get a free Chlamydia Postal Testing Kit at all our drop-ins, get more information here.

Support if you’ve been raped or sexually abused

If you’ve been forced or pressured into doing something sexual against your will, we can support you. This can include being made to:

  • have sex when you don’t want to
  • look at pornography
  • do anything sexual that has made you feel uncomfortable
  • share sexual images or texts

Other places you can get in touch with about what you’ve experienced include: