FPA news

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

8th March, 2018

To mark International Women’s Day, we have today called on the Minister for Women and Equalities, Amber Rudd MP, to end human rights violations against women in Northern Ireland who are refused access to basic healthcare.

In a letter from abortion care providers and campaigners – see

12th February, 2018

Northern Ireland politicians attended the launch of the annual Sexual Health Week in Stormont this morning.

The week is centred on the theme of challenging stigma and was launched by Paula Bradshaw MLA at a thought-provoking event attended by politicians, healthcare professionals, and

8th February, 2018

The sexual health charity FPA in Northern Ireland, and Amnesty International, will today host a delegation of Labour MPs in Belfast, led by Shadow Secretary of State Owen Smith, as they meet with key individuals and organisations working alongside them to reform Northern Ireland’s abortion law

17th January, 2018

Parents, frustrated that their children currently face a postcode lottery when it

12th December, 2017

Today, the sexual health charity FPA, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas), the Abortion Support Network (ASN), Birthrights and Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) wrote to the Director General of the Public Relations and Communications Association, Francis Ingham, to express their

8th December, 2017

New research was published yesterday on the risk of breast cancer for users of hormonal contraception. The research - carried out by the University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen - followed 1.8 million

5th December, 2017

Marie Stopes UK has today announced that it is closing its clinic in Belfast on 8 December, stating that this is as a result of the UK Government’s decision to fund

5th December, 2017

The sexual health charity FPA welcomed the further drop in teenage pregnancy rates in England and Wales revealed today, but raised concerns over regional variations – days after a coalition of key charities and organisations launched a petition to end cuts to sexual health services.


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