New peer-to-peer forum The Pill or What? offers personalised contraception advice with accurate clinical support in the wake of funding cuts to sexual health services.
Back in August we wrote about an exciting new service we’re planning to develop - a safe space online where people can have conversations about their experiences of contraception
Contraception affects different people in different ways. We’re pretty sure everyone has one friend who says the implant is a gift from the gods and another who jokes about removing it themselves.
After months of hard work and testing the service with users of sexual and reproductive health services, online oral contraception is finally here...
How can we retain access to contraceptive services when public funds are under pressure?
Emergency contraception made the headlines this week as newspapers revealed that the morning after pill is being sold on eBay for as little as £5. Although the coverage is welcomed, it fails to explore the complexities behind a woman’s decision to choose this risky solution. It also neglects to discuss alternative, safer options for access to emergency contraception.
Just in time for Christmas US company, Nurx, launched an app dubbed the ‘Uber of contraception’ (or birth control, as they call it over there). In a country where womens’ reproductive health services have been somewhat under attack, the app has been heralded as a cost-effective solution to the lengthy process of getting contraception in the States. Here in the UK we're developing our very own online contraception service.
We are well pleased to announce the arrival of our new sexual health nurse, Sarah Cox, this week. Before she gets too busy answering your questions, we asked her some of our own so you can get to know a bit more about her and her experience.
Sexual health made headlines yesterday as shadow public health minister, Andrew Gwynne claimed in The Guardian that the Labour Party’s analysis had found as much as £40 million could be cut from local councils’ sexual health budgets and that this would have a consequent effect on (already increasing) STI rates. This analysis doesn’t take into account the opportunity for online STI testing services to deliver efficiency savings and improve access to STI testing through remote home testing.
Today is the last day of Self Care Week, and this week we hosted a focus group on how people would want to experience emergency contraception services delivered through SH:24...
We’re having a little fanfare moment today as our contraception information and support pages have this week gone live. To put in context why we’ve done this work, we invited King’s College Hospital’s HIV, sexual health and contraception doctor, Dr. Verity Sullivan to write this week’s blog on her experiences with working with women and contraception...
Bringing you the latest news from our service development team on our next phase of development: information and support on all things sexual and reproductive health including contraception, genital health, more STIs, fertility and pregnancy.