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#sexual health

# sexual-health - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

"Dramatic" increase in STIs in Dublin in just 12 months Sex

"Dramatic" increase in STIs in Dublin in just 12 months

There has been a 72 per cent increase in the number of cases of genital herpes diagnosed at the Dublin Well Woman Centre.

# sexual-health - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Minister questioned on delay in National Health Strategy

Dr James Reilly said that a draft version of the strategy is due in June of this year.

# sexual-health - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception

Philippines legislators passed the landmark law providing government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes, despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic Church.

# sexual-health - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Column: Internet porn needs a warning – ‘may hurt your relationship’

When internet porn becomes a feature in a relationship it can bring catastrophic consequences, writes Eithne Bacuzzi.

# sexual-health - Friday 21 December, 2012

Column: Why are we getting complacent with our sexual health?

We should know by now that having unprotected sex is not safe, writes Anna Quigley – so why are we engaging in risky sexual behaviour?

# sexual-health - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Bishops say new bill is moving Philippines towards legal abortion

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines allege the Reproductive Health Bill promotes pre-marital sex and threatens the “moral fibre” of the country.

# sexual-health - Monday 19 November, 2012

In aftermath of Savita death, Richard Branson recalls arrest for selling condoms in Ireland

Branson has called Ireland’s abortion laws “outdated” and called for them to be changed.

# sexual-health - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Ireland 'performing well' in areas of sexual and reproductive health

However, in terms of contraceptive use, Ireland is still not quite hitting the average for developed countries.

# sexual-health - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today

Marie Stopes International has asked its supporters not to counter-protest.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

'Don't counter-demonstrate in Belfast', Marie Stopes International urges

The organisation is to open its Belfast clinic on Thursday, and is expecting planned protests – but asks people not to counter-protest, to ensure public safety.

# sexual-health - Thursday 11 October, 2012

First private abortion clinic to open in Northern Ireland

The sexual health and abortion clinic is to open in Belfast and will be run by Marie Stopes.

# sexual-health - Saturday 4 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired sex festival begins in Dublin Fifty Shades

Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired sex festival begins in Dublin

The book has sold tens of thousands of copies. And now the festival is here…

# sexual-health - Monday 16 July, 2012

US regulators approve first daily anti-HIV drug HIV

US regulators approve first daily anti-HIV drug

Truvada, which is designed for use by healthy adults who are at risk of HIV, should be mixed with safe sex and regular testing.

# sexual-health - Friday 6 July, 2012

Voters in LA to decide on use of condoms in porn

Adult film actors in LA city are already required to wear condoms, but campaigners want this extended county-wide.

# sexual-health - Monday 25 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge HSE's Johnny hits the town... Here's Johnny This post contains images

HSE's Johnny hits the town...

The mascot from the new sexual health campaign has been alarming… sorry, meeting… people on the street.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Exercise causes orgasms for some women - study

Need a reason to hit the gym? Here’s one…

# sexual-health - Monday 13 February, 2012

Three-quarters of students have had unprotected sex: survey

HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme acting director says that 18-24-year-old know the importance of contraception – but fail to use it consistently.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Let's talk about sex: Ireland's first sex festival to be held next month

Bliss Festival will feature presentations and ‘playshops’ on sexual relationships and health.

# sexual-health - Monday 18 July, 2011

Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'?

The Dublin Well Woman Centre has seen a significant drop in the number of people attending for STI screening.

# sexual-health - Friday 8 July, 2011

Romance novels are 'bad for your sexual health'

Mills & Boon novels have led to unrealistic sexual expectations and break-ups, a psychologist has said.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Ireland records lowest level of new HIV cases in 10 years

However a report by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre found there continues to be a high level of gay and bisexual men testing positive.

# sexual-health - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Fewer American teens and young adults are having sex

Comprehensive US study shows the numbers of sexually active teens has dropped – but doesn’t explain why.