Sexual health

Women struggling to access contraception due to cuts, inquiry finds

11/09/2020

Women in England are struggling to access contraception putting them at risk of unplanned pregnancies, MPs have warned.

Health experts urge ‘safer sex’ after rise in gonorrhoea cases

03/09/2020

The Government has urged people to practice safer sex after data reveals that gonorrhoea cases in England have risen by 26%.

Care leaders must promote ‘awareness’ of good practice in sexual safety

27/02/2020

Care leaders should promote a culture that keeps people in social care safe from sexual abuse and supports them in expressing their sexuality, regulator says.

London aims to be ‘first city’ to stop new HIV infections

05/02/2020

Over 30 organisations have joined together in an effort to make London the first city in the world to stop new HIV infections.

Public health cuts leading to 'spiralling' STI rates

05/02/2020

Local authority leaders have called for more investment into public health services as a new report reveals that there is an STI diagnosis every 70 seconds in England.

Councils chiefs call for more sexual health funding

25/10/2019

Local authority leaders have called on the Government to ensure that its updated sexual and reproductive health strategy is ‘fully funded’.

MPs warn of ‘worrying’ sexual health inequalities

03/06/2019

Members of Parliament have called for a new national strategy to ensure high quality sexual health services for all.

Council chiefs call for reversal of cuts to sexual health services

01/10/2018

Maintaining sexual health services at current levels will be difficult unless cuts in public health services are reversed, local government leaders warn.

Sexual health services at 'tipping point'

03/09/2018

Sexual health services in England are under 'huge pressure' due to a record 3.3 million visits a year, council leaders have warned.

Council chiefs warn health budget cuts ‘undermining’ fight against STIs

05/06/2018

Cuts to public health budgets have made tackling sexually transmitted infections a ‘significant challenge’, warn local authority leaders.

Nurse shortage leads to increase in sexually transmitted infections

14/05/2018

Nurses have warned cuts to public health budgets are forcing them to turn people away from sexual health clinics due to the resulting staff shortages.

Transgender issues to be taught in schools

19/12/2017

Transgender issues will be taught as part of sex and relationship education classes in primary and secondary schools, according to the Government

Council funding cuts restricting access to contraception

03/11/2017

One in three local authorities have reduced or plan to reduce the number of sites delivering contraceptive services in the last two years, FoI request reveals.

Charity warns young people face patchy provision of HIV education

25/09/2017

Young people should be educated about the risks of HIV to minimise their chances of catching the illness, according to HIV Scotland.

Local authorities should give out condoms to fight STIs, guidance says

06/04/2017

Councils and sexual health services should provide free condoms in order to tackle sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Government health body says.

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