FPA news

March 22nd, 2017

Teenage pregnancy is at a record low, the Office for National Statistics has revealed today. But sexual health... Read more

Teenage pregnancy, Statistics, Spending
March 9th, 2016
Teenage pregnancy, Statistics
November 26th, 2015

FPA has responded to the Government's Spending Review, in which the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that there will be an average annual cut of 3.9% to local authorities' public health budgets, including sexual and reproductive health, over the next five years.

This follows the £... Read more

Statistics, Spending
November 16th, 2015

Cuts to public health spending will have a devastating effect on sexual health and contraceptive services, and result in far higher costs.

This false economy of ‘savings’ has been highlighted explicitly in Unprotected Nation 2015, a report commissioned by sexual... Read more

Statistics, Spending
June 17th, 2014

FPA has responded to the release of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) statistics for 2013.

While there has been a slight... Read more

Statistics, STIs
June 12th, 2014

Figures released by the Government today show the lowest rate of abortion in England and Wales for 16 years.

Sexual health charity FPA's acting Chief Executive, Dr Audrey Simpson OBE, said:

"Hopefully this continued decrease in the abortion rate is a result of messaging about... Read more

Abortion, Statistics
May 29th, 2014

7.4 million women aged between 15 and 44 in England live in an area where the local authority currently has no strategy to reduce unplanned pregnancy.

That is one of the key findings of a... Read more

Contraception, Statistics, Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy
March 21st, 2014

Results from Northern Ireland’s annual Health Survey have reiterated the need for quality sex and relationships education and access to a full range of contraceptive methods.

A total of 1,758 people aged 16 to 55 answered questions on sexual health which included testing their knowledge... Read more

Sexual health, SRE, Statistics
December 5th, 2013

Sexual health charity FPA has welcomed a continued drop in the number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales.

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show the number of pregnancies among women under 18 during the third quarter of 2012 was 6,529.

This was a 12.5... Read more

Teenage pregnancy, Statistics