FPA news

September 12th, 2016

Sexual health charity FPA is going back to basics for Sexual Health Week 2016, challenging people's knowledge and attitudes around sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and using condoms for safer sex.

In a survey* of more than 2,000 people across the UK:

Sexual health, STIs
August 5th, 2016

Sexual health charity FPA has welcomed new draft guidance from NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) on increasing the provision of condoms to help reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs... Read more

April 27th, 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... Read more

June 23rd, 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... Read more

November 13th, 2014

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has published a recommendation that vaccinations to protect against human papilloma virus (HPV) should be offered to men who have sex with men (MSM), between the ages of 16 and 40, at genitourinary medicine (GUM) and HIV clinics.

... Read more
July 4th, 2014

England supporters may have been left disappointed by the team’s early exit from Brazil. But with many switching their allegiance to new adopted countries for the remainder of the tournament, World Cup fever still has a hold on many football fans.

Whether you are returning from Brazil or... Read more

STIs, Contraception
February 7th, 2014

Love is ageless. That is the message from sexual health charity FPA at the launch of Northern Ireland’s Sexual Health Week, which begins today.

The charity is using the awareness week to promote positive sexual health choices and encourage people both young, and those... Read more

Relationships, STIs, Contraception, Sexual health
November 29th, 2013

Older women may be more vulnerable to HIV infection because they do not consider themselves at risk, a leading sexual health charity has said.

FPA issued the warning ahead of World AIDS Day on Sunday 1 December, saying it was vital to dispel the myth that only men who have sex with men... Read more