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Posts from the ‘Reproductive health’ Category

Barriers to cervical screening in women who have experienced sexual abuse

3rd October 2012

Dr Petra

TweetThe current edition of The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care has two very interesting (and more importantly…



In memory of John Tomlinson

30th September 2012

Dr Petra

TweetOver the summer I was saddened to learn of the death of John Tomlinson. John was an inspiration to so…



Review: Sexual Nature, Natural History Museum, London

31st May 2011

Dr Petra

Tweet Want to know what testicle size has to do with your relationship status? Whether a long tail may help…



Lovely news – this blog’s been longlisted for an Orwell Prize!

31st March 2011

Dr Petra

TweetIf you aren’t aware of it, The Orwell Prize celebrates political writing across books, journalism and (since 2009) blogs. The…



Channel 4 sent complaint from practitioners re problem sex broadcasting

9th February 2011

Dr Petra

TweetOver the past few weeks parents, practitioners, young people and journalists have been concerned about the Channel 4 series ‘The…



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…



Politics, PR, science and evidence making – lessons from the field

27th April 2010

Dr Petra

TweetOne thing that has marked this election is the growing focus on science issues. This has partly been down to…



What’s going on with sex education in the UK?

26th February 2010

Dr Petra

In this past week sex education has been hot news in the UK. Reporting on this issue hasn’t always been clear and I’ve been overwhelmed with emails from parents, teachers and health practitioners asking about what’s going on. Here’s my answers to the most commonly asked questions which hopefully should clear up any confusion and bring you up to speed on what’s happening.



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.



So…..are you a sexpert?

30th October 2009

Dr Petra

On Wednesday I hosted a ‘So, you think you’re a sexpert?’ quiz at London’s Science Museum. Yesterday I posted the quiz for you to take if you couldn’t make the event. Today it’s time to see how you scored….