FPA news

1st March, 2016

The Zika virus is spread by infected mosquitos biting humans, but it is thought that a small number of cases have occurred through sexual transmission.

There is also evidence that the virus can be transferred from a pregnant woman to her fetus.

Public Health England (PHE) and the

11th February, 2016

FPA is extremely disappointed that proposed amendments to the law on abortion in Northern Ireland have not been passed.

The amendments would have allowed women with a diagnosis of fatal fetal abnormality and women pregnant as a result of sexual crimes to access abortion services.

10th February, 2016

FPA is disappointed by the Government’s decision today not to act on the Education Select Committee’s recommendation to make personal social health and economic (PSHE) education a statutory subject.

8th February, 2016

Northern Ireland’s Sexual Health Week launches tomorrow (Tuesday 9 February) with a special event at Stormont.

The theme of the week, marked annually to raise awareness of aspects of sexual and reproductive health

17th December, 2015

An anti-choice protester who was convicted of common assault against a member of FPA staff in Northern Ireland has had her appeal thrown out.

Moira Brennan was found guilty in July after hitting the woman with a clipboard outside FPA's office in Belfast, but had sought to have the

16th December, 2015

A judgement from the High Court in Belfast today declared that the current law on abortion in Northern Ireland is "incompatible" with human rights legislation.

However, the decision does not mean an automatic change of law in relation to abortion in cases of fatal fetal abnormality, rape

2nd December, 2015

FPA Pleasure is counting down to its first Christmas with a special festive prize draw.

Every day for the next 10 days a goodie bag is up for grabs, and an overall winner will have the chance to pick a

2nd December, 2015

Sexual health charity FPA has welcomed the publication of a new guidance document to help professionals talk to young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions (LLTC) about sex, sexuality and relationships.

FPA is a member of the Open University Sexuality Alliance, formed

1st December, 2015

A survey of more than 1,500 people living with HIV in the UK has given a unique insight into the stigma and discrimination that still surround the virus.

A collaboration between sexual health charity FPA, Public Health England, and people living with HIV,


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