Let's chat periods

CEO and founder of Bloody Good Period Gabby Edlin is on a mission to ensure period equality (and more). Aviva Attias meets her…

Wales: ‘Test and post’ sexual health pilot scheme extended

A scheme allowing self-testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea at home has been extended for six months following a successful pilot. 

September news in numbers

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

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.

Breaking through the taboo

As STIs appear to be on the rise among young people in the UK, Rebecca Grant explores why community practitioners need to talk about sex.

Tackling a dark reality

With reported rates of domestic abuse still disturbingly high, it’s clear we need to debunk myths and get a better understanding of the issues, writes Women’s Aid chief executive Polly Neate.

Domestic violence most common factor for ‘in need’ children

Domestic violence and poor mental health are the biggest issues facing children known to social services in England. 

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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