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A project to make school nursing services in two secondary schools more accessible enabled young people to contact their school nurse using a mobile texting service
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
Laboratory-grown vaginas engineered from patients’ own cells have successfully been implanted into four teenage girls, US researchers have reported.
A new long-acting contraceptive option has been licensed in the UK.
Teenage girls should be given greater access to the morning-after pill in schools and GP surgeries alongside free condoms, according to new guidance.
Teenage girls who are most at risk of developing cervical cancer are least likely to be offered a protective jab against the disease, researchers have claimed.
Central and North West London Foundation Trust has been named the most gay-friendly healthcare organisation in England.
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The eroticised depiction of condom use can increase safe sex in real life, says Joanne Leslie
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New guidelines on contraceptive services for young people issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have prompted widespread coverage.
“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.