We offer a wide range of confidential services including STI testing, treatment, contraception (including long-acting and emergency), pregnancy testing, and specialist young people’s services.
We also offer postal STI testing and treatment through our digital partner, SH:24.
Unprotected sex refers to any form of sexual contact where a barrier method of contraception (such as a condom or female/internal condom) has not been used or has failed.
If you have had unprotected sex, you may be at risk of STIs. Remember - not all STIs have symptoms.
You may also be thinking about unplanned pregnancy. If so, we can help.
Don’t panic, most infections are easily treated and getting tested is free and confidential.
If you are showing symptoms of an STI, you should contact a sexual health service as soon as possible for testing and treatment. Book an appointment online to speak to one of our team.
If you don’t have any symptoms but have had unprotected sex, don’t wait and hope for the best, have an STI test as soon as you can – it’s the only way you can be sure.
If you’ve had unprotected sex or your method failed (e.g. missed pill or a split condom) you may be able to prevent pregnancy by using emergency contraception within the first five days.
The sooner you access emergency contraception, the more effective it will be.
If you are pregnant and it is not planned, we can support you with whatever you need. We are here to listen, answer any questions and give you lots of information and support to help with a decision that feels right for you.
Contraception is available FREE for all ages from our sexual health and contraception services.
You can also get some types of contraception from GP surgeries.
If you are 16 or over, you may also be able to order the contraceptive pill online from SH:24 and receive it directly to your home. This service is free.
Anyone in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can access free condoms and lube from their nearest Brook clinic.
If you are aged 13-25, you can also sign up to the C-Card condom distribution service to get free condoms from a number of locations across the county.
Brook is looking for 10 young people aged 16-19 who live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get involved in our new Participation Forum.
If you have an interest in helping people, and taking part in exciting opportunities across our relationships and sexual health based organisation, we would love you to apply.