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See what sexual health issues we’re discussing by visiting our Twylah page. Twylah displays our Twitter conversations in a magazine format that’s easy to read, with pictures, links and headlines. http://www.twylah.com/FPACharity
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Hi Lisa, thanks for your questions.

At FPA we don't believe the legal age of consent needs to be changed in Britain. 

As it stands the law is not intended to criminalise mutually agreed sexual activity between two young people of similar age and understanding, unless it involves abuse, exploitation or harm. There is no evidence to suggest this principle is not working.

Throughout any debates we have around legalities, it is important that young people know and remember they have the right to access confidential advice and information on contraception including condoms and pregnancy, as well as treatment, even if they are under 16.

When it comes to young men and sexual health, we would like to see the Government make sex and relationships education (SRE) statutory at school. We think good quality SRE will go a long way to helping young people - whatever their gender - to look after their health and wellbeing, and know when and where to get help if and when they need it. 
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The UK Sexual Health Awards 2013 is taking place tonight at The Troxy, London, 7pm. If you're attending and would like to Tweet from the event, follow @shukawards and use the hash-tag #shuk2013 . We're looking forward to seeing you there: http://www.brook.org.uk/professionals/home
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We're really excited to announce that comedian Kate Smurthwaite is hosting the UK Sexual Health Awards 2013. Kate's a strong advocate of women's rights and we're really pleased to have her on board for this brilliant evening. Don't forget, it's not too late to get tickets! http://bit.ly/SHUKtickets
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It’s cervical cancer prevention week this week. Did you know that 99% of all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the high-risk type of HPV (Human papilloma virus)? There are more than 100 types of HPV. Low risk types cause genital warts. To protect against warts and cervical cancer, it’s recommended that girls aged 12-13 are vaccinated. Read more about HPV on our website: http://www.fpa.org.uk/helpandadvice/hpvvaccine
Gardasil is a vaccine given to protect against high risk types of human papilloma virus (HPV). Infection by high risk HPV is the cause of 99% of all cases of cervical cancer. Gardasil also protects ag...
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A new film called The Sessions shows a man with a severe physical disability having sex - something that might be seen as controversial. We think it’s really important to challenge taboos around sex and learning and/or physical disability. Our 2008 campaign called “It’s My Right” fought for the sexual rights of people with learning disabilities. http://ow.ly/gR8s4 We also work with people with learning and physical disabilities and with young people with autistic spectrum disorders. Relationships and sex is something everyone has a right to.
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Want to help parents and carers talk to children about growing up? Speakeasy is a relaxed and informal way for mums, dads and carers to get the confidence and knowledge they need to talk to children and young people about relationships and sex. As a facilitator, you’ll help others learn how to have those conversations. Read more about being a facilitator. The next facilitator course is on 23- 24th April 2013 in London.
Training for staff in the community and voluntary sectors to deliver the FPA Speakeasy course which helps parents and carers learn how to educate their children about sex and sexuality.
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What aspect of sexual health are you most passionate about? We talked to guests and nominees at last night's UK Sexual Health Awards 2013 about the important issues and challenges for sexual health in the UK. Here's what they had to say...
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It’s International Women’s Day today. We think women the world over have a right to good contraception and sexual health services. That’s the focus of XES - We Can’t Go Backwards, our campaign with Brook that aims to improve sexual health services in the UK.
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UK faces staggering rise in unintended pregnancy and STIs. Our new report, Unprotected Nation, says short sighted efficiency savings could add more than £600 million to NHS costs by 2020 unless access to contraception and sexual health services improves. Click +1 and share this post with your Circles. Visit the XES - We Can't Go Backwards campaign website: http://www.wecantgobackwards.org.uk
Contraception and other sexual health services, information and education are a basic right. Refuse to go backwards!
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A study last week said there has been a decrease in the diagnoses of pubic lice because more people are shaving and waxing their pubic hair. However, you do not need to shave off your pubic hair to treat lice. Read more about the signs, symptoms and treatment of pubic lice and scabies on our website: http://ow.ly/gZ5KR
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Sexual health isn’t just about contraception and STIs. It’s about women, men, relationships & sex education, sexual pleasure, supporting people with learning disabilities, LGB & T rights, abortion rights & choices, young people, older people and so much more. And you don’t have to work in sexual health to nominate for the UK Sexual Health Awards 2013. Anyone can do it. Read a good article? Know a great campaign? Saw a TV show with a storyline focused on a sexual health issue? Nominate today. It’s your last chance. Nominations close midnight tonight. If you have a question about nominations, please ask in the comments below.
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We haven't had a wordcloud in a while! This week's is from our information and advice on the IUS. An IUS is a small T-shaped plastic device which releases a progestogen hormone. This is similar to the natural progesterone that women produce in their ovaries. To learn more, visit: http://www.fpa.org.uk/helpandadvice/contraception/ius
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