FPA news

2nd April, 2017

FPA is deeply concerned that the anti-abortion group Life has been granted £250,000 from the Tampon Tax Fund, to provide a range of services (including counselling) to homeless pregnant women.

We’re extremely disappointed that this organisation has been awarded government funding; a 2014

22nd March, 2017

FPA welcomes the results of a 44-year study on the long-term effects of the combined hormonal contraceptive pill. The study found that people who use the pill have no overall increased risk of cancer over their lifetime,

20th March, 2017

On 19 March, the Mail on Sunday reported on an interview with Professor Wendy Savage, in which they focused on her brief comments on sex-selective abortion.

Although in some countries abortion on the basis of sex is a widespread issue, the Department of Health has not found any evidence

14th March, 2017

Research published today by independent charitable foundation The King’s Fund shows sexual health clinics are increasingly under strain, at a time when there are concerns over rising rates of sexually transmitted infections.

The report – Understanding NHS Financial Pressures: how are they

1st March, 2017

FPA is delighted that the Secretary of State, Justine Greening, has announced today (Wednesday 1 March) that, in England, every child from the age of four will be taught about safe and healthy relationships and, later, about sex.

Children and young people will receive relationships

1st March, 2017

FPA believes that all pregnant people and their partners have the right to high-quality information about pregnancy in order to support them in their decision-making.

We welcome the recommendation in the

13th February, 2017

Northern Ireland’s Sexual Health Week launches tomorrow (Tuesday 14 February) with a special hustings event in Belfast, hosted by FPA.

Sexual Health Week runs from 13–19 February and comes at a

8th February, 2017

Leading sexual and reproductive health experts have responded to news that the Natural Cycles fertility awareness app has been approved as a class IIb medical device.

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FSRH), sexual


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