"Sexual Health Services and Young people"
About: NHS Western Isles NHS Western Isles
Posted by breezysummer (as ),
I am a support worker and helped a young female book and attend the local family planning clinic to be tested for STIs and get some contraception support.
We specifically asked on booking that a letter not be send to the patients home, however a letter was sent and the young persons mother opened the letter and read this, which caused aggravation within the home and embarrassment to the young lady.
When the young person attended their appointment, we were asked to wait amongst an ENT and Maternity clinic which the young person did not find very discreet. During the STI testing, the young person was very nervous and the GYN was not very patient, telling the young person to relax which resulted in the young person becoming very upset and leaving the room mid-screening.
This young person is unlikely to re-attend this clinic due to this experience, but I have encouraged them to go to their GP.