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Posts from the ‘Contraception’ Category

Contraceptive Implants and Media Panics – what you need to know

6th January 2011

Dr Petra

This post tackles the media coverage of the contraception implant, issues over safety and effectiveness and contains advice for anyone who might be worried about using the implant (Implanon). As well as information and resources for journalists and reproductive healthcare professionals.



Christmas Good Causes: for your consideration

22nd December 2010

Dr Petra

TweetIt’s nearly Christmas and you may have already got gifts for friends and family. But if you’re still wondering what…



Turning tricks: A horrid Halloween tale of a polling company, a parenting website and the misrepresentation of mothers

30th October 2010

Dr Petra

Tweet Yesterday I was alerted to a worrying press release by @MrMMarsh (who has an amazing track record in critiquing…



Watch out you silver foxes, it’s Sexual Health Week 2010!

13th September 2010

Dr Petra

Tweet Today sees the launch of FPA’s Sexual Health Week 2010, with the focus of this year’s event aimed at…



STIs, sexual health worries and HPA data – what you need to know

25th August 2010

Dr Petra

TweetThe Health Protection Agency has released its most recent figures on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) (including HIV) today. This is…



11 years old, on the pill and sexually active? The media loses the news again

2nd August 2010

Dr Petra

TweetParents across the UK are understandably being made anxious by news reports today suggesting: Rise in 11 year olds on…



‘Getting away with it’ – Contraception Awareness Week 8-14 February 2010

8th February 2010

Dr Petra

It’s Contraception Awareness Week, but did you know unplanned pregnancies aren’t just an issue that affects teenagers. Older women also experience unplanned pregnancies and this year Contraception Awareness Week focuses on their needs. Read on if you think you might need to think about family planning.



Where to get advice about your sexual, reproductive or relationship health

15th January 2010

Dr Petra

Many of us need advice or help with our sex or relationships health. That might mean an STI test, advice on contraception, or help with addressing sex or relationship problems. It can be confusing to know where to go and ask for advice, so this guide outlines where you can get help along with resources to help yourself.



Celebrating this blog’s fifth birthday!

30th November 2009

Dr Petra

It’s five years since I started blogging. So please put on a party hat, help yourself to some nibbles, and join me for a look back over the past half decade.



Reasons why women have late abortions

3rd May 2007

Dr Petra

TweetNew research from the Centre for Sexual Health Research (CSHR) at the University of Southampton and the School of Social…