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Despite improvements in sexual health education and services for young people, pregnancy rates and sexually transmitted infections among this group remain high
Researchers have identified varying degrees of success when using motivational interviewing to increase adherence to antiretroviral therapy
Incidence of a range of infectious diseases is higher in homeless people than in the general population. Local studies are needed to inform service planning and provision.
Sexual health is a key population health issue. The Department of Health has issued a new framework for England, which sets out the evidence base for sexual health services
Many people with HIV infection are undiagnosed, which means that they and their partners cannot benefit from advances in treatment and prevention
Scientists have developed a new contraceptive for women that protects against HIV as well as unwanted pregnancies.
The Royal College of Nursing is to cease providing accredited qualifications for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).
The campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) will only succeed if school nurse numbers are hugely increased, a public sector union has warned.
A midwife from London is calling for more support for women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM).
Two-thirds of women who have abortions were using protection when they conceived, figures show.
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I spent a day last week experiencing the adult student nurse programme at City University in London. The student nurses on that programme will be spending time on placement on the same wards that I trained on 35 years ago.
I first thought about becoming a nurse when a close family member fell ill and I realised that I got a lot of satisfaction from looking after them.
The eroticised depiction of condom use can increase safe sex in real life, says Joanne Leslie
Behind the Headlines
“Researchers announce discovery of proteins that can be blocked to prevent the launch of sperm cells during ejaculation,” The Guardian reports. The paper explains that if drugs can be found that turn off these proteins, a male contraceptive pill could become a reality.
“A nation of bed-hoppers: We’re sleeping with more people than ever, once-a-decade sex survey reveals,” the Metro reports, but BBC News claims is “Modern life ‘turning people off sex,”. Can both be right? It turns out that they can.