July/August news in numbers

A breakdown of community health news this month, in numbers. Download the PDF, here.

STIs: testing times

Sexually transmitted infection rates among young people remain too high. Journalist Rima Evans asks if attempts to limit transmission are working.

Northern Ireland: doctors urge girls to take up HPV vaccine

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has urged parents to take up the offer of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for their daughters following a fall in uptake.

England: new relationships education for an online world

All schools will teach children about good physical and mental health, how to stay safe online and offline, and the importance of healthy relationships.

Northern Ireland: cancer charity says boys should receive HPV vaccine

Boys should be included in a vaccination scheme to protect them from the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), say Cancer Focus NI and the British Dental Association.

Targeting healthy pregnancies

Journalist Helen Bird looks at the gap in preconception health support and knowledge, and considers a three-part solution.

Sex education overhaul

Sex education is being reformed as part of the development of a new curriculum due to be rolled out across schools and settings in Wales in 2022.

NICE issues new guidelines on sexting

NICE has issued guidance to improve support for children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour.

Physical and sexual violence against children in Kenya within a cultural context

Grace Bridgewater looks into overcoming negative cultural factors through the implementation of educational programmes and anti-oppressive practice.

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