It can make women infertile.
One in three think carrying condoms gives the impression you 'sleep around'.
Almost half of sexually active 16-24 year olds (47%) have had sex with a new partner without using a condom, new statistics
Ok - here's the day. I'm on the blog first thing because yes - I woke up and the text was there on my phone. They must start early in that clinic - and working on a Saturday morning! Goodness me!
Yes, it's an amazing turn of events that I am proud to have been part of. Unplanned pregnancies can cause severe emotional trauma and whatever the decision that young person makes, the experience will be with them forever. Surely, so much better to have prevented that unplanned pregnancy in the first place.
Here's the thing - the choice of contraceptives now is quite baffling. I can see the mist of confusion settle on women's faces as I start working my way through the clinic leaflets, all about choice. I'm going to write this from the heart, having had 30 years experience as contraception lead for my team.
Here's the thing. So many people say to me in the clinic, that they don't need testing because they always use condoms...? Hmm. What does this mean? The problem is this. What people say they do and actually do are two different things. And in fact, they are probably not getting the 100% protection from what they think they are doing.
I had a sleepless night. There is so much humiliation in this. It's full of what ifs and maybes and I'm not good with uncertainty. What if I can't find the clinic, or I wait for ages in the waiting room, next to who knows who? I might see someone I know.
Women have greater difficulties accessing services than men.
Prompt access to UKsexualhealth clinics, particularly for those in urgent need, hasworsenedover the pastfewyears. New research
Strawberry flavour is a lie.
5. You even have to explain it to your parents. Read more on The Huffington Post 3. When other people literally don’t have
Don't fall in love with them.
Read more on The Huffington Post Having a one night stand can be great. You get a no-strings orgasm (hopefully) and you don’t
It took seven years to create.
Condoms have been given their first makeover in 70 years and the new design is so strong you “can’t break it with a needle
I can hear the intakes of breath and the silent shaking of heads. I know, I know. I'm an idiot. Anyhow, I realised the blindingly obvious fact that even if you've only been with a few people, you don't know their histories, and it only takes one person, with something, to pass it on to you.
Today is national STI day, and Ladies and Gentlemen, two weeks after the intense partying over New Year, it might be time to think about your sexual health.
The oldest profession in the world is becoming the job of choice for some students across the country, using a variety of means to advertise themselves. ..
Channel 4 have a new romantic comedy on at 10pm tonight called Scrotal Recall, charting the mission of a young man tracking down his past sexual contacts when he discovers he has chlamydia. Though it's clearly a rom-com at heart, the show also doubles as a pretty good way to remove the stigma often felt around STIs (sexually transmitted infections).