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Will a pregnancy test work if I'm on the pill?

Yes. No contraceptive method is 100% effective, so it is always advisable to take a pregnancy test if you think that you might be pregnant, regardless of the type of contraception you are currently using or have used in the past. Hormonal methods of contraception,…

Will they tell my parents?

Find out about confidential sexual health services, including contraception, testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and advice on unplanned pregnancy, even if you're under 16 years old. Sexual health services (contraception and pregnancy advice, or tests for STIs, including HIV) are free and confidential. If…

Women and hair loss: coping tips

Losing your crowning glory can be particularly difficult for women. But there are ways to cope. Losing your hair as a woman, especially if you're young or at a vulnerable time in your life, can badly affect your confidence. Jackie McKillop, Alopecia UK spokesperson and junior nursing sister at…

Women and heart disease

Did you know that women are twice as likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer? In the years following the menopause, your risk of getting heart disease rises significantly.  Take this online test to find out how healthy your heart is. And follow these 10 simple steps…

Work and pregnancy

If you work with chemicals, lead or X-rays, or in a job with a lot of lifting, you may be risking your and your baby's health. If you have any worries about this, talk to your doctor, midwife, occupational health nurse, union representative, or someone in the…

Work out how much weight you need to lose

Use the BMI calculator above to work out how much weight you need to lose before starting the NHS weight loss plan. The BMI tool will tell you if you're in the healthy weight range and, if necessary, how much you need to lose to achieve a healthy…

Worried about your teenager?

It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their teenagers are just "being teens" or whether there is something more serious going on. Many of the symptoms listed below can often be attributed to normal teenage behaviour. However, if you're worried, it can be helpful…

You and your body just after birth

The first few days with your new baby can be a very emotional time for you and your partner. There's a lot to learn and do as new parents. There is the excitement of getting to know your baby, but you will also be tired,…

Young Advisers

Could you be a Young Adviser? If you are aged 12 to 25, live in Havering and have a disability then you can help to get young disabled people’s voices heard and have fun by joining our group

Young People's Local Offer - Education

Young people are required by law to stay in some form of education or training until they are 18 years old. Most children young people with special educational needs and disabilities will be able to attend mainstream schools and educational facilities. Some children and young…
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