New Guidance From DoH On Abortion Provision

New guidance was issued today by the Department of Health in relation to the provision of abortions in England and Wales. Following an independent, covert investigation by the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, concern was raised that abortion was being provided in the UK out with the provisions of the Abortion Act, andwhich would obviously […]

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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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Abortion In The Media

In the last two weeks, abortion has been making the headlines again. Firstly in the UK, as glamour model Josie Cunnigham revealed that she was pregnant and subsequently considered an abortion. She spoke openly about this decision in a video interview for UK tabloid The Mirror, and stated that her existing commitment to appearing in […]

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Wud U? Reviewing Barnardos’ App For Reducing The Risk of Sexual Exploitation

The Wud U? app was launched last month. The result of a joint project by Barnardos and Microsoft, it’s designed to be an educational tool for young people and professionals who work with them. It’s aimed at helping young people identify behaviours that may put them at risk of sexual exploitation. Produced after extensive interviews […]

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IPPF Says World Bank Failing To Commit To Reproductive Health Issues

A recent report by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) criticises the World Bank for failing to increase its commitment to funding projects related to reproductive health. There are 222 million women whose needs for family planning remain unmet, and this figure is projected to increase to 900 million by 2015. The World Bank provides […]

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UN Fails To Resolve Action On Ending Discrimation Based On Sexual And Gender Identity

The UN’s Commission On Population and Development  ended its 47th session in New York last week with the recommendation that the promotion of gender equality, reproductive health and rights are key priorities for sustainable development. The weeklong Commission was convened at the UN headquarters in New York to assess 20 years of progress since the […]

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FSRH launches new Quality Standard for Contraceptive Services.

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) has published new guidance outlining the standards of contraceptive care that patients in the UK should expect to receive. A Quality Standard for Contraceptive Services, which was launched on Thursday 3rd April at the FRSH’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Belfast, sets out a range of key quality […]

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Jaydess

Intrauterine systems delivering progesterone to the endometrium have been in use in the UK for some time. Most of us will be familiar with Mirena (Bayer), a system containing 52 mg levonorgestrel which can be used for five years. This month, a new intrauterine system was launched: Jaydess®, also produced by Bayer. Jaydess® measures 28x30x1.55mm, […]

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European Society of Contraception Expert Group and Committee Vacancies

If you are interested in taking a more active part in the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health, then why not apply for one of these groups or committees? http://www.escrh.eu/call_for_applications_committees_and_groups Expert groups are groups of internationally recognized experts in different fields of contraception and reproductive health. Currently established groups: Expert Group on Sexual and […]

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Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust-new information, surveys and an online app

1.     Surveys: – Costs of cervical cancer and Sex & intimacy after cervical cancer treatment In an effort to increase cervical screening uptake and reduce cervical cancer incidence Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is working to explore the impact that having cervical cancer can have on peoples’ income and wider financial situation, including additional spending, and […]

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