FPA news

8th August, 2018

Sexual health charity FPA welcomes the comments from Irish Minister for Health Simon Harris, echoing the Irish Government’s stance, that he intends to ensure women from Northern Ireland can access abortion services in the Republic, “just like they can access other health services [there]”.

13th July, 2018

FPA is delighted that the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI), the government’s advisory body on vaccinations, has recommended extending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to boys

HPV is spread through sexual contact. High-risk types of HPV cause the

7th June, 2018

Statistics released by the Department of Health, show that 919 women from Northern Ireland travelled to England or Wales to have an abortion in 2017.

This is an increase of more than 25%

25th May, 2018

Joint statement from FPA and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health

We are delighted with today’s outcome that will pave the way for Irish women to access the healthcare they need in their own country.

The UK government must now

22nd May, 2018

FPA welcomes today’s announcement on compulsory, comprehensive and inclusive Relationships and

25th April, 2018

A new report from Northern Ireland's Departments of Health and Justice has today called for changes to the strict law that prevents women from having an abortion

24th April, 2018

A broad coalition of sexual and reproductive health organisations, including FPA, have called on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt to take action on the future of sexual health services.

It’s over four years since public health services, including sexual health

9th April, 2018

Belfast City Council will tonight debate a motion on the increasing number of women going online to get abortion pills and risking prosecution in doing so.

The motion has been proposed by Cllr Kate Nicholl of the Alliance Party* and seconded by Cllr Mary Ellen Campbell of Sinn Féin and

27th March, 2018

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that, in 2016, overall teenage pregnancy rates were the lowest since


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