Negative attitudes limit sexual health of over-45s

Negative attitudes towards older people’s sexual activities and limited awareness of available healthcare are associated with increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections, a report has found. 

The sorry state of sexual health

As rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England soar, journalist Juliette Astrup asks what it would take to tackle these trends and what you can do to help.

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.

Sexual health services harder to access in the UK, study finds

It has become more difficult to access sexual health services in the UK, new research has suggested.

Sex education to be compulsory in England, government rules

Sex and relationships education (SRE) is to be made compulsory in all schools in England.

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.