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# sexual-health - Friday 2 October, 2020

Closure of PrEP service will 'undoubtedly' have impact on HIV rates, experts warn
# Gmhs
# Gmhs

Closure of PrEP service will 'undoubtedly' have impact on HIV rates, experts warn

Oct 2nd 2020, 3:54 PM 17,537 Views 0 Comments

Staff from the GMHS have been redeployed to Covid-19 test centres in recent months.

# sexual-health - Thursday 6 February, 2020

HSE to spend up to half a million on STI home-testing pilot project
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

HSE to spend up to half a million on STI home-testing pilot project

Feb 6th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,876 Views 17 Comments

The HSE currently provides public STI services through clinics around the country.

# sexual-health - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus
# Msm
# Msm

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus

Updated Oct 3rd 2019, 2:10 PM 24,191 Views 60 Comments

Men living in Ireland are more likely to take drugs than their European counterparts, according to a new survey.

# sexual-health - Friday 14 June, 2019

PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year

Updated Jun 14th 2019, 10:36 AM 14,521 Views 46 Comments

Rapid testing will be rolled out in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Dear Fifi: I think my boyfriend gave me an STI but he won't admit it
# Dear Fifi
From The Daily Edge
# Dear Fifi

Dear Fifi: I think my boyfriend gave me an STI but he won't admit it

Mar 5th 2019, 6:00 PM 16,780 Views 1 Comment

It’s that time of the week.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Quitting contraception: why women are throwing out the pill
# Sexual Health
From The Daily Edge
# Sexual Health

Quitting contraception: why women are throwing out the pill

Jan 29th 2019, 2:59 PM 11,445 Views 3 Comments

And why we should investigate our options first.

# sexual-health - Friday 16 November, 2018

'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year

Nov 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 40,128 Views 54 Comments

A total of 11,078 STI diagnoses have been reported so far this year.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography
# Sex Ed
# Sex Ed

Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography

Aug 7th 2018, 3:45 PM 27,999 Views 63 Comments

A new survey finds that 53% of boys in Ireland first watched porn under the age of 13.

# sexual-health - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Coveney: 'Sex education isn't about religion. The State must ensure young people get the facts'
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Coveney: 'Sex education isn't about religion. The State must ensure young people get the facts'

May 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,304 Views 42 Comments

He said young people today are exposed to much more explicit forms of pornography and sexual content than any generation before them.

# sexual-health - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'Students can't travel to Dublin or Galway for an STI test'
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

'Students can't travel to Dublin or Galway for an STI test'

Feb 17th 2018, 6:00 PM 21,329 Views 38 Comments

There is no clinic within an hour of the Midlands.

# sexual-health - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Column: 'Sex resolutions for 2018 to advocate for your own sexual pleasure and health'
# New Year's Resolutions
# New Year's Resolutions

Column: 'Sex resolutions for 2018 to advocate for your own sexual pleasure and health'

Jan 14th 2018, 3:00 PM 57,390 Views 48 Comments

Every one of us needs to have a think about how we can make Ireland a more sexually awesome place for ourselves, and each other, writes Shawna Scott.

# sexual-health - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today
# Emergency Contraception
# Emergency Contraception

Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 28,305 Views 50 Comments

Up until 2011, anyone who needed emergency contraception had to attend a doctor in order to get a prescription.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Listerine can help kill off gonorrhoea says new study
# Deep Clean
# Deep Clean

Listerine can help kill off gonorrhoea says new study

Dec 20th 2016, 1:28 PM 29,695 Views 44 Comments

The mouthwash may have “serious public health implications” in controlling gonorrhoea say researchers.

# sexual-health - Monday 12 December, 2016

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

Dec 12th 2016, 8:21 PM 12,682 Views 34 Comments

The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.

# sexual-health - Monday 27 June, 2016

Students at NUI Galway are getting an STI clinic
# STI Galway
# STI Galway

Students at NUI Galway are getting an STI clinic

Jun 27th 2016, 1:41 PM 10,808 Views 17 Comments

Rates of STIs in Ireland are highest among under-25s.

# sexual-health - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Super-gonorrhoea is a thing in England and it could become untreatable
# Sex
# Sex

Super-gonorrhoea is a thing in England and it could become untreatable

Dec 27th 2015, 5:40 PM 25,570 Views 25 Comments

The outbreak was first seen in Leeds.

# sexual-health - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion
# Latin America
# Latin America

Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion

Dec 12th 2015, 8:00 PM 24,534 Views 84 Comments

A new report from Amnesty International looks at the treatment of those advocating for safe abortions and sexual health across Latin America.

# sexual-health - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Here's how the government is going to help people have safer sex
# Let's Talk About Sex
# Let's Talk About Sex

Here's how the government is going to help people have safer sex

Oct 29th 2015, 1:01 PM 23,045 Views 49 Comments

A whopping 60% of Irish people have never been tested for a sexually transmitted disease.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Complaint that Ireland AM showed condom being put onto model of erect penis
# Wrap It Up
# Wrap It Up

Complaint that Ireland AM showed condom being put onto model of erect penis

Sep 2nd 2015, 6:07 AM 38,052 Views 47 Comments

The complainant said it was “completely inappropriate”.

# sexual-health - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Too embarrassed to see a doc? Now you can test for almost any STI from your bedroom
# Catch On
# Catch On

Too embarrassed to see a doc? Now you can test for almost any STI from your bedroom

Aug 9th 2015, 9:00 PM 33,516 Views 23 Comments

Now you really have no excuse not to get checked out.

# sexual-health - Sunday 26 July, 2015

How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers
# Sex Week
# Sex Week

How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers

Jul 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 101,946 Views 39 Comments

The facts (and figures) of life.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Worried you might have an STI? More people are going online to get tested
# Get Tested
# Get Tested

Worried you might have an STI? More people are going online to get tested

Jan 27th 2015, 7:00 AM 14,532 Views 26 Comments

The most popular age group turning to online testing are people in their twenties.

# sexual-health - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN
# Rubber Bandits
# Rubber Bandits

Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN

Dec 7th 2014, 4:00 PM 15,768 Views 18 Comments

On a related note, the median duration of sex is 7.3 minutes. So now you know.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs

Oct 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 8,777 Views 20 Comments

Approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies occur every year as a result of contraceptive failure and not using any form of contraception.

# sexual-health - Saturday 21 June, 2014

'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?
# The Birds And The Bees
# The Birds And The Bees

'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?

Jun 21st 2014, 8:15 AM 14,395 Views 45 Comments

A conference taking place in Cork this weekend aims to start a public discussion on sexual wellbeing.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV

Jun 18th 2014, 7:45 AM 15,093 Views 31 Comments

The simple device – two plastic rings and an elastic band – cuts off blood supply to the foreskin, which then shrivels and is removed with the band after a week.

# sexual-health - Sunday 8 June, 2014

'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back'
# Dublin Aids Alliance
# Dublin Aids Alliance

'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back'

Jun 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 20,202 Views 13 Comments

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

# sexual-health - Friday 6 June, 2014

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

Jun 6th 2014, 3:59 PM 11,618 Views 22 Comments

One in five of those tested at the Gay Men’s Health Service clinic in Dublin last year received a diagnosis.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

World leaders called to support women's basic sexual rights
# I Decide
# I Decide

World leaders called to support women's basic sexual rights

May 14th 2014, 11:18 AM 6,971 Views 46 Comments

A campaign will see events taking place in 172 countries worldwide.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Video column: Have you ever been tested for an STI?
# Sex
# Sex

Video column: Have you ever been tested for an STI?

Apr 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 133 Views 79 Comments

Katie Varvos asks why young Irish people aren’t getting STI tests and she even takes one online.

# sexual-health - Monday 10 February, 2014

Horny Irish students to be dazzled by world's only sexual health magician
# Alakazam
# Alakazam

Horny Irish students to be dazzled by world's only sexual health magician

Feb 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 21,802 Views 44 Comments

As part of the union’s safe sex campaign, students will also be dazzled by the world’s only sexual health magician and can attend workshops by ‘Dr Sex’.

# sexual-health - Friday 24 January, 2014

Can a woman's weight affect the success of the morning-after pill?
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Can a woman's weight affect the success of the morning-after pill?

Jan 24th 2014, 8:13 PM 13,307 Views 19 Comments

The EU is to investigate if emergency contraception is less effective in women weighing 80kg or more.

# sexual-health - Thursday 12 December, 2013

More women seeking post-abortion counselling say IFPA
# Irish Family Planning Association
# Irish Family Planning Association

More women seeking post-abortion counselling say IFPA

Dec 12th 2013, 10:00 AM 5,747 Views 197 Comments

The Irish Family Planning Association have also reported an increase in STI screenings in its 2012 report.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Column: An itch, a rash, warts – this makes people get an STI test, but often there are no symptoms
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: An itch, a rash, warts – this makes people get an STI test, but often there are no symptoms

Dec 10th 2013, 7:00 AM 52 Views 32 Comments

Many STIs are symptomless and can be transmitted through oral sex too, writes Tricia Purcell, who says young people need to be better educated about their sexual health.

# sexual-health - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Column: What you don’t know about emergency contraception (and why it might hurt you)
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What you don’t know about emergency contraception (and why it might hurt you)

Dec 8th 2013, 12:00 PM 8,048 Views 105 Comments

Revelations that emergency contraceptives were bring sold without a warning that their effectiveness could be compromised in women of a certain weight underlines the lack of holistic education about contraception and sexual health, writes Alison Begas.

# sexual-health - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Email and drop-in service to support sexual health in gay community
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Email and drop-in service to support sexual health in gay community

Dec 7th 2013, 8:45 AM 4,978 Views 27 Comments

The Gay Switchboard is also hoping to launch a video chat service next year to encourage younger people who are having issues to get in touch.

# sexual-health - Friday 29 November, 2013

Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended
# HIV Positive
# HIV Positive

Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended

Nov 29th 2013, 12:41 PM 17,126 Views 64 Comments

A new testing programme at the Mater Hospital diagnosed almost three in every 1,000 people with the HIV infection.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Over 1,000 people in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare have contracted gonorrhoea this year
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Over 1,000 people in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare have contracted gonorrhoea this year

Nov 13th 2013, 4:37 PM 23,446 Views 38 Comments

Rates across the country have risen in the past three years, but the greater Dublin area has been particularly badly hit.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Reilly: Chlamydia screening programme 'would not be cost-effective'
# Chlamydia
# Chlamydia

Reilly: Chlamydia screening programme 'would not be cost-effective'

Oct 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,025 Views 47 Comments

The minister said it would be difficult to achieve te necessary coverage levels to reduce the reservoir of infection in the Irish population.

# sexual-health - Friday 23 August, 2013

Gonorrhoea cases at an all-time high in Northern Ireland
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Gonorrhoea cases at an all-time high in Northern Ireland

Aug 23rd 2013, 9:19 AM 7,770 Views 21 Comments

Cases of gonorrhoea are up one third in Northern Ireland, with over 450 people diagnosed with the disease.

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