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Demand for sexual health services up as government spending is cut

Figures show that a record number of people accessed sexual health services during 2017 whilst funding for the service continued to be cut. According to reports over 3.3 million people in the UK visited a GUM clinic …

Tragic Death of Newborn Highlights Herpes Pregnancy Dangers

The tragic death of a ten day old baby boy in Manchester has highlighted the dangers of herpes during pregnancy. It was reported in the Manchester Evening News, that 22-year-old mother Kira Aldcroft …

Archers storyline highlights STI issue

The popular and long-running radio soap, The Archers, has put sexually transmitted infections into the public eye with its latest storyline …

GUM research highlights the need for better STD testing services

According to research carried out by New Scientist magazine it is getting harder to access sexual health services in the UK. A large number of genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics failed to meet government standards …

Government make sex education compulsory for more pupils

The government is making sex and relationship education compulsory in all schools across England. The classes will start with lessons about safe and healthy relationships for children aged four and up …

Cocaine users more likely to have STIs according to study

A leading medical university in the US has found that cocaine users are more likely to have sexually transmitted infections than non-users. Researchers at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine found that the drug …

STI crisis beckons due to cuts to public STI services

Experts are predicting that the UK is heading towards a “sexual health crisis” due to public sector cuts to STI testing services. With STD clinic waiting times expected to go up …

Research shows that unsafe sex is biggest global risk

According to research published by The Lancet medical journal this week, unsafe sex is now the biggest risk to girls’ health across the world. The study, which relied on research across the globe …