FPA news

15th June, 2016

Have you written a story about health and wellbeing, sex and relationships in the last year? Would you like your work to be celebrated by industry experts?

FPA is looking for the 2016 winner of the Rosemary Goodchild

14th June, 2016

Have you created an innovative sex and relationships programme? Has your education resource had an impact on young people’s knowledge of sexual health? Would you like your work to be celebrated by industry experts?

Sexual health charity FPA is looking for the 2016 winner of the

24th May, 2016

FPA has welcomed a continued decrease in teenage pregnancy rates in England and Wales. Figures published by the Office

17th May, 2016

Know It, Own ItToday the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) launches its campaign Know It, Own It, calling for

17th May, 2016

Statistics released by the Department of Health show there was a very small increase in the number of abortions carried out in England in Wales in 2015 - 185,824, which was 0.7%

27th April, 2016

There have been lots of stories in the media in recent months about an outbreak of gonorrhoea in England which is difficult to treat with antibiotics.

What has happened?

Public Health England (PHE) monitors gonorrhoea cases and collects

6th April, 2016

The UK continues to have the highest teenage birth rates in Western Europe, figures published by the Office for National Statistics reveal.

Data for birth rates across the 28 countries of the European Union in 2014 show the UK had lower rates than just Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary

4th April, 2016

A 21-year-old woman was today handed a suspended prison sentence for accessing and using early medical abortion pills in Northern Ireland.

The woman bought the drugs on the internet after attempting to raise enough money to travel to England for an abortion.

Sexual health charity

29th March, 2016

It has been more than a decade since FPA successfully challenged the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in the High Court over its refusal to issue guidance around abortion law to health professionals. Today the sexual health charity welcomed the publication of

22nd March, 2016

FPA is delighted to announce it has been awarded a three-year Public Health England (PHE) contract to lead a new sexual and reproductive health programme.

The Sexual Health and Reproductive Health National Information Programme will be managed by FPA on behalf of PHE to improve the


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