New Society for Abortion Care Providers

The British Society of Abortion Care Providers (BSACP) has been formed to promote best practice, education, training and research in abortion care. The BSACP is open to those involved in the provision of abortion care including doctors, nurses, midwives, counsellors, clinical support workers and managers. The BSACP will serve its members by providing a forum […]

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Sue Capstick – Queens Nurse.

One of the first sexual health nurses in the country to be given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) hails from Lancaster. As reported in the Lancaster Guardian, Sue Capstick is service manager for Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Contraception and Sexual Health (CaSH) Service. […]

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Sex Ed

The teaching of sex education in British schools remains a divisive topic at the forefront of media attention as the Government considers its position on whether or not the teaching of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) should become mandatory in England and Wales At the moment, all maintained secondary schools must provide SRE. This means […]

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Marie Stopes International launches “Time to Act: Achieving a world where no woman dies from unsafe abortion”

Ahead of World Contraception Day (September 26th) Marie Stopes International (MSI) is launching Time to Act: Achieving a world where no woman dies from unsafe abortion to coincide with the UNGA’s deliberations on the 1994 Cairo agenda and the post-2015 goals.  A copy of the report is available here: http://www.makewomenmatter.org/timetoact. Part of MSI’s Make Women […]

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Young People And Their Experiences of Anal Sex

Readers of the Journal may have come across the recent study into teenage attitudes towards anal sex in heterosexual couples by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, published last month via their Online First initiative already, but if you’ve not, it makes interesting reading for anyone working in young people’s sexual health. Existing […]

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Sexual Health Organisations Put Pressure On Politicians Before Polls

England goes to the polls for its local elections on May 22nd, and leading sexual health bodies are challenging politicians to commit to investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health. The combination of BASHH, BHIVA, Brook, FRSH, FPA, MEDFASH, Terrence Higgins, the National AIDS trust, and the National HIV Nurses Association issued a joint statement: “Sexual […]

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FSRH nominated for UK Sexual Health Award

      The FSRH Quality Training Project has been nominated in the ‘Adult Sexual Health Service/Project of the Year’ category of this year’s Brook fpa awards. The shortlisted finalists were announced this week. The Awards recognise outstanding people, projects, services, campaigns and media in sexual health.  Winners will be announced at a glittering awards […]

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Historic News for Nurse Training in SRH

Members of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) have voted overwhelmingly to widen membership to include nurses, paving the way for the development of a new nationally recognised qualification for nurses working in sexual health. This happened last Thursday at an extraordinary general meeting before the Current Choices Conference in London, after which […]

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