New guidelines have been released around the contraceptive pill, which state that the combined pill, taken by a large number of women, can now be taken everyday – without the need for a 7-day break. With no health benefit to taking a break, it is hoped that a larger number of unwanted pregnancies can be
Efforts to prevent the number of people contracting HIV are paying off, as the UK achieves global targets set by the UN earlier this year. With HIV diagnoses falling, it’s great to see the efforts to tackle HIV numbers are working. While any decrease in diagnoses is positive, more can still be done to keep
Sexually transmitted diseases are becoming an increasing concern among young people in England. Many young people are unaware of the risks, or ignore symptoms due to embarrassment. Your sexual health is important, and making sure you understand the symptoms and where to get tested could save you from unnecessary worries and anxieties in the future.
Improvements in the accuracy of testing procedures have led to the blood donation rules for sex workers and gay men being relaxed. Both groups are now able to donate blood three months after their last sexual activity. Previous blood donation rules meant that men who have sex with men had to wait 12 months and sex workers were prevented
Sex is a healthy and normal part of people’s lives, which is why it’s so important that everyone knows where they can go to talk about their sexual health concerns and seek advice. Everyone in the UK is entitled to free, confidential help when dealing with whatever sexual health concerns they may have, regardless