FPA news

December 8th, 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... Read more

November 30th, 2017

This Christmas, FPA is supporting Patient.info with a campaign to raise awareness of how to look after your sexual health during the party season.

A survey of 2,000 office workers in Britain carried out by... Read more

STIs, Contraception
November 2nd, 2017

Following revelations of worrying gaps in contraceptive services, the sexual health charity FPA is today handing in a petition signed by over 35,000 people in the UK to Chancellor Philip Hammond MP, calling on him to take... Read more

Contraception, Statistics
July 7th, 2017

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) has today released data... Read more

Abortion, Contraception
May 31st, 2017

A study titled ‘The effect of spending cuts on teen pregnancy’ has been published in the Journal of Health Economics by David Paton (Nottingham University Business School) and Liam Wright (University... Read more

Contraception, SRE, Teenage pregnancy
March 22nd, 2017

FPA welcomes the results of a 44-year study on the long-term effects of the combined hormonal contraceptive pill. The study found that people who use the pill have no overall increased risk of cancer over their lifetime,... Read more

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

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

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

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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