The Future Is Here

Most of us, as healthcare professionals, would consider access to the internet to be an essential part of our work, whether this is for communicating with each other or keeping up to date with our field. For patients, the benefits of access to the internet are many. Being able to contact peer-support and information about […]

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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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EMA recommends availability of ellaOne® emergency contraceptive without prescription

Change in status to facilitate access for women across Europe The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended a change in classification status from prescription to non-prescription for the emergency contraceptive ellaOne® (ulipristal acetate). This means that the medicine could be obtained without a prescription in the European Union […]

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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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Readers might be interested to know that Pfizer are sponsoring a series of educational events on womens’ healthcare, encompassing  aspects of sexual health and family planning. These are taking place in England through October and November. Manchester – Saturday 4th October 2014 Nottingham – Saturday 11th October 2014 Durham – Tuesday 4th November 2014 Blackburn […]

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Crowdsource, Contraception and No Small Potatoes

Contraception for men has been an area of dashed dreams for many years, so the ongoing trials of potentially reversible vas deferens occlusion by polymer injection represents an interesting development. Reported in the UK press as an “injectable contraceptive for men”, a description that seems grossly inaccurate in some respects as it’s not equivalent to […]

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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 Function In Childhood Cancer Survivors

Journal readers may be interested to know about a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a cohort study of over two thousand women who had suffered from childhood cancer compared with their female siblings, which demonstrated an excess of psychosexual morbidity in those who had suffered cancer as children. It is known […]

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