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From TheJournal.ie Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus Msm

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

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

From TheJournal.ie PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year Sexual Health

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

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

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

It’s that time of the week.

Quitting contraception: why women are throwing out the pill

And why we should investigate our options first.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography Sex Ed

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Students can't travel to Dublin or Galway for an STI test' Sexual Health

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

There is no clinic within an hour of the Midlands.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Sex resolutions for 2018 to advocate for your own sexual pleasure and health' New Year's Resolutions

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today Emergency Contraception

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Listerine can help kill off gonorrhoea says new study Deep Clean

Listerine can help kill off gonorrhoea says new study

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

From TheJournal.ie HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men Safe Sex

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

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

From TheJournal.ie Students at NUI Galway are getting an STI clinic STI Galway

Students at NUI Galway are getting an STI clinic

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

From TheJournal.ie Super-gonorrhoea is a thing in England and it could become untreatable Sex

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

The outbreak was first seen in Leeds.

From TheJournal.ie Sexual health group targeted for helping a 10-year-old rape survivor seek an abortion Latin America

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the government is going to help people have safer sex Let's Talk About Sex

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Complaint that Ireland AM showed condom being put onto model of erect penis Wrap It Up

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

The complainant said it was “completely inappropriate”.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers Sex Week

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

The facts (and figures) of life.

From TheJournal.ie Worried you might have an STI? More people are going online to get tested Get Tested

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN Rubber Bandits

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs Sexual Health

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV Safe Sex

Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back' Dublin Aids Alliance

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

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

From TheJournal.ie More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice Sexual Health

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

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

From TheJournal.ie World leaders called to support women's basic sexual rights I Decide

World leaders called to support women's basic sexual rights

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

From TheJournal.ie Video column: Have you ever been tested for an STI? Sex

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Horny Irish students to be dazzled by world’s only sexual health magician Alakazam

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

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Can a woman's weight affect the success of the morning-after pill? Pregnancy

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

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

More women seeking post-abortion counselling say IFPA

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What you don’t know about emergency contraception (and why it might hurt you) Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Email and drop-in service to support sexual health in gay community Sexual Health

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended HIV Positive

Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 people in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare have contracted gonorrhoea this year Sexual Health

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Chlamydia screening programme 'would not be cost-effective' Chlamydia

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gonorrhoea cases at an all-time high in Northern Ireland Sexual Health

Gonorrhoea cases at an all-time high in Northern Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test Sexual Health This post contains a poll

Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test

Almost a third of people in a study said they are not concerned about their sexual health.

From TheJournal.ie "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.

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