Most STIs can be treated easily, so don't be scared of having a test and getting a positive result. The first thing to do is find out for certain by taking a pregnancy test. There are lots of places where you can have a free pregnancy test and get confidential advice, even if you're under 16, including: Find your nearest sexual health services.
If you have been sexually assaulted, whether as an adult or a young person, it is important to remember that it wasn’t your fault.
Most sexual assaults are carried out by someone known to the victim.
If you're currently having sex with someone, either stop or make sure you use a condom until you know for sure whether or not you have an STI. You can get free, confidential advice and treatment from your GP or specialist clinics in your area, even if you're under 16.
Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre freephone helpline: 08 The helpline is open 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day of the year, providing support for female survivors, partners, family and friends What is sexual assault?
Help and support Sexual assault referral centres Forensic medical examination A sexual assault is any sexual act that a person did not consent to, or is forced into against their will.