FPA news

29th July, 2015

Dr Audrey Simpson joined FPA as Northern Ireland Director in 1988.

Audrey SimpsonPrior to that she carried out postgraduate

16th July, 2015

The Government’s full response to the Education Select Committee’s report Life Lessons has been delayed until ‘later this year’.

In a

13th July, 2015

A lack of accountability in sexual and reproductive health and HIV care in England is directly impacting patients and must be addressed urgently.

That is the finding of an inquiry by an All Party Parliamentary Group into the standards of sexual health services since responsibility for

25th June, 2015

Belfast is playing host to a global gathering of sexual and reproductive health experts.

It is the first time the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s European Network has held its annual member meeting, the regional council, in Northern Ireland.

Members include the UK’s

23rd June, 2015

Figures released by Public Health England today revealed there were 439,243 sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses in 2014 across England – a 0.3% decrease on the previous year.

Although a decrease is welcome, this is still a very high number, and does not account for those who

16th June, 2015

There has been lots in the news over recent days about changes to the product licence of the emergency contraceptive pill, ellaOne.

ellaOne is a tablet which contains ulipristal acetate, and it is one of three methods of emergency contraception available in the UK. It can be used up to

9th June, 2015

Figures released by the Department of Health today show a further decrease in the rate of abortions in England and Wales.

Sexual health charity FPA’s Chief Executive Natika H

5th June, 2015

Sexual health charity FPA, celebrating its 85th birthday this year, has launched an online shop selling sex toys in a bid to break the taboo around sexual enjoyment.

26th May, 2015

There are stories in the press today looking at the link between combined hormonal contraceptive (CHC) pills and blood clots, otherwise known as venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Sexual health charity FPA has urged women not to panic about these stories, and not to suddenly stop taking the


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