FPA news

February 8th, 2017

Leading sexual and reproductive health experts have responded to news that the Natural Cycles fertility awareness app has been approved as a class IIb medical device.

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FSRH), sexual... Read more

Contraception
December 12th, 2016

A survey of more than 1,000 GPs across England has highlighted worrying gaps in contraceptive provision.

Just 2% of the 1,023 GPs from 914 practices questioned by FPA said they offer the full range of methods to patients, and more than half said there is not time in a standard... Read more

Contraception
September 29th, 2016

FPA has been quoted in the press this morning in stories about a study into possible side effects of using hormonal contraception.

Research carried out with women living in Denmark has been published in the journal... Read more

Contraception
September 26th, 2016

Did you know that there are 15 methods of contraception available in the UK?

To mark World Contraception Day 2016, we are busting some common myths and misconceptions.

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Contraception
March 22nd, 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... Read more

Sexual health, Contraception
October 21st, 2015

Local authorities in England must ensure they are prioritising sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS), and that they are accessible to women of all ages that need them.

New figures released by the Health & Social Care... Read more

Contraception, Spending
June 16th, 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... Read more

Contraception
May 26th, 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... Read more

Contraception
September 16th, 2014

Many young women do not have a basic understanding of emergency contraception and feel embarrassed to ask for it.

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Contraception, Sexual health
September 12th, 2014

More than one-quarter (29%) of sexually active women aged 16 to 54* have had unprotected sex in the last two years and not used emergency contraception, despite saying they were not planning a pregnancy.

The UK’s leading sexual health charity FPA released the findings to mark the... Read more

Contraception, Sexual health

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