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Dr Elaine Tickle is an experienced practitioner of sexual health medicine, completing the Diploma in Family Planning and running several community sexual health clinics over the years.
Her relaxed nature and affable character make her easy to confide in about what can be an embarrassing subject – especially for adolescents. All consultations are strictly confidential, including appointments about contraception.
Our visiting counselling psychotherapist, Gaylin Tudhope, provides relationship and intimacy therapy for those with sexual health concerns.
Dr Tickle’s sexual health care starts at 12-13 years of age with HPV vaccinations for girls and boys.
The HPV vaccine helps protects girls, who are not yet sexually active, against cervical and other less common genital cancers and can help protect both girls and boys from genital warts. For more information, click here.
Dr Tickle provides advice on all forms of contraception and can prescribe hormonal contraception, although she does not fit coils or contraceptive implants. She will help you form the right approach and where applicable, refer you to a leading consultant for further advice and assessment.
Whether you are at the start of a new relationship, about to have sex for the first time, or have been sexually active for a while, Dr Tickle encourages you to stay safe. Regular HIV and HPV screening is encouraged, especially for those with more than one partner, gay men in an active relationship, or anyone who may be worried.
Both partners in a new relationship are encouraged to visit our London sexual health clinic to screen for any existing sexually transmitted infections.
A straightforward urine test is all that is required to screen for most STIs but please refrain from going to the toilet for two hours before your test. Your test results will be back within three days.
Unfortunately, sexually transmitted infections are on the increase with the fastest growing affected group being the over 55s. Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in the UK and most people who have it don’t notice any symptoms. The two highest risk groups continue to be people with multiple partners and men who have sex with men.
A full spectrum of women’s health concerns, from period problems and pregnancy planning, through to menopausal issues and bone density, are attended to by Dr Tickle.