Unsafe sex documentary focuses on work of Westcountry medical team
Sexual-health staff from Exeter are appearing in an eye-opening documentary on BBC3.
The fly-on-the-wall series Unsafe Sex in the City shadows staff from the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust at the Genitourinary (GU) medicine and sexual health clinic on Sidwell Street, focussing on how they are tackling the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
The second series of the programme also looks into the effects that positive results of STI tests can have on young people's health, reputation and love life.
The filming, which took place over the summer, also highlights some of the outreach work the staff do in order to raise awareness in the community.
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The Trust features in all six episodes, which air at 9pm on Wednesdays alongside staff and patients from a clinic in Leeds.
Dr Sophia Davies, a consultant in sexual health was one of the staff on film.
She said: "We were delighted to be asked to take part in the documentary as it gives us a great opportunity to raise awareness of sexual health."
Last night's first episode saw young members of the public seeking advice regarding issues ranging from one man who has been told he may have contracted chlamydia to a young woman who is unsure why the risk of STIs should stop her from experimenting sexually.
Every year there are half a million new diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in the UK alone with figures rising as sexually active people change partners. More than half of these numbers are accounted for by those under the age of 25.