NHS Milton Keynes Public Health and Brook - Milton Keynes’ Young Person’s Sexual Health charity - are relaunching the C:Card scheme this summer, helping young people across Milton Keynes to practice safe sex.
Derys Pragnell, Senior Health Improvement Specialist at NHS Milton Keynes said; “If you are sexually active, condoms are the simplest way to protect yourself from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and the only form of contraception that protects against both pregnancy and STIs. The best way to protect yourself is to use a condom to protect against STIs as well as your usual contraceptive like the implant, injection or pill. If you are aged under 25 and have had sex with a casual or new partner without using a condom or would just like some advice about contraception or sexually transmitted infections you can contact Brook in confidence by visiting www.brook.org.uk/mk or calling 01908 606561.” A C:card service user told us, “I registered for a C:Card at Brook and it is really good as I can get free condoms whenever I need them without the embarrassment.” As part of the relaunch campaign, registration events will run across Milton Keynes throughout July and August. There will also be an online campaign on Facebook and Twitter and a viral video from NHS Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire . Brook is a registered charity and the only national voluntary sector provider of free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25. For more information on Brook and to locate all C:Card Registration and pick-up points visit: www.brook.org.uk/mk, follow them on Twitter @brookmk or Facebook.