Other sexual health issues

Our work covers a wide range of sexual health issues including teenage pregnancy, sex and disability, sexual wellbeing, and pornography.

Our policy statements explain FPA views on sexual health.

Sexual health issues news and activity

Female genital mutilation (FGM): response to consulation, January 2015

FPA and Brook have produced a joint response to the government's consultation on introducing mandatory reporting for female genital mutilation (FGM).

FPA and Brook's response to the mandatory reporting for FGM consultation (PDF)

New female genital mutilation (FGM) policy statement, November 2014

FPA has produced a new policy statement setting out our views on FGM. You can find it in the Our views on sexual health section.

Unplanned pregnancy inquiry report, December 2012

The cross-party inquiry into unplanned pregnancy has released a report calling for a national strategy to address unplanned pregnancy. Key recommendations include:

  • the introduction of statutory, comprehensive sex and relationships education (SRE), with a focus on relationships, informed choice and self-esteem
  • the need to address inconsistent contraception access, particularly for older women.

The report included a recommendation for a kite mark system to assess and approve external agencies providing SRE in schools.

Read the full report, The Morning After: A Cross Party Inquiry into Unplanned Pregnancy.

Cross-party unwanted pregnancy inquiry launched, September 2012

Amber Rudd MP is leading a cross-party inquiry into unwanted pregnancy in the UK. As the UK’s leading sexual health charity, FPA was invited to give evidence to the Inquiry.

FPA's oral evidence to the unwanted pregnancy inquiry (PDF)

Public Health White Paper Consultation, April 2011

We developed some shared messages with other sexual health organisations in response to the Public Health White Paper Consultation.

Joint response to the Public Health White Paper (PDF)

Teenage pregnancy, parliamentary question, January 2011

The UK Parliament website has the Minister's answer to a parliamentary question on teenage pregnancy.

Teenage pregnancy strategy ends, May 2010

The Teenage Pregnancy Strategy came to an end in 2010. We responded to the consultation on the end of the strategy.

Response to Teenage pregnancy strategy: beyond 2010 (PDF)