LGBTQIA+ information and advice

As an LGBTQIA plus person you can access any of our services to receive confidential and friendly support.

LGBTQIA plus services at axess:

It is important to us that you feel comfortable to be open about your sexuality, as there are specific services we can offer you, which might be important for different LGBTQIA plus people:

Trans people:

We run a dedicated Trans Sexual Health Service in Liverpool, the Butterfly Clinic, which runs:

  • Monday 1pm - 6pm at The Beat, Liverpool City Centre (walk-ins available 1pm-4pm)
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm in our axess Knowsley clinic

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For gay and bisexual men:

  • Extra STI tests which will cover different types of sex, such as oral or anal sex
  • Vaccinations for Hep B or HPV
  • HIV prevention tools, such as PEP or PrEP, which can help keep someone HIV negative
  • Support around issues such as chemsex

For lesbian and bisexual women:

  • STI screening and contraception advice which is right for you
  • Cervical screening

LGBTQIA plus information and advice

Someone’s sexuality is often an important part of their sex life, as it may define who and what you find attractive, and how you choose to express yourself sexually. For some people, sexuality might form a key part of their identity, while for others, sexuality might exist on more of a spectrum and common terms might not quite describe how they feel. For some people, sexuality might be strongly linked to their partner’s gender, but for others, this may be less important.

"LGBTQIA" plus stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning/queer, intersex and asexual. The "plus" is an inclusive term for people who do not feel that they fit into traditional categories of gender or sexuality.

Feeling comfortable in who you are

While LGBTQIA plus rights and attitudes have come a long way in recent years, LGBTQIA plus people can still face discrimination and prejudice within society. At axess Sexual Health, it’s really important to us that you feel empowered and supported around your sexuality. Feeling open and able to talk about the different aspects of your sexuality can be an important part of having good sexual health.

You can expect that our staff will be friendly, knowledgeable and non-judgemental, and will be able to offer you advice and services that are right for you.