FPA news

March 14th, 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... Read more

Spending, STIs
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 16th, 2016

In a report published today, Public Health England called on Londoners to practice safer sex in light of data showing that 56% of syphilis cases diagnosed in England in 2015 were in the capital (2,811 cases).... Read more

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Sexual health charity FPA has welcomed new draft guidance from NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) on increasing the provision of condoms to help reduce rates of sexually transmitted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