Sexual Health


As people grow older, they are more likely to experience disabling conditions and illnesses that may affect how they respond sexually. Arthritis, stroke, coronary disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s, surgery and the side effects of drugs can all affect how they respond. Talk to your GP if you find that illness is preventing you from enjoying sex with your partner. They may be able to help and offer solutions or put you in touch with a therapist.

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

The South Eastern HSC Trust’s Sexual Health Service currently provides appointment based clinics in the Downe Hospital, Downpatrick and Bangor Community Hospital. Referral by GP is not necessary and appointments can be made by calling:

Tel: (028) 4483 8133


If you would like to speak with a nurse contact the confidential nurse advice line on:

Tel: (028) 4483 8392

There are a number of voluntary organisations that can offer support and counselling, relating to sexual health and relationship problems. These include: