Sexual health

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Rise in popularity of anal sex has led to health problems for women
Incontinence, bleeding and STIs among the consequences, say two surgeons, who want doctors to have open chats with patients on the topic

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

11, Aug, 2022 @10:30 PM

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UK will ‘run out of monkeypox vaccine in 10 to 20 days’
Leading sexual health expert predicts a gap of almost one month before supplies are replenished

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

10, Aug, 2022 @3:03 PM

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New women’s health strategy to ‘reset the dial’
Among proposals to ‘reset the dial’ on women’s health are training for doctors and hubs across the NHS

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Are there enough concrete commitments in the women’s health strategy to truly ‘reset the dial’?
Analysis: While elements of the strategy are thoughtful and will make a meaningful difference, others have either appeared out of the blue or slipped from view entirely

Hannah Devlin Science Correspondent

19, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Efforts to curb UK monkeypox outbreak inadequate, warn experts
Whistleblower claims serious flaws in support given by official helpline, as virus continues to spread

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

11, Jul, 2022 @3:19 PM

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Monkeypox shows that if we can’t talk openly about sex and disease, bigots will | Zoe Williams
There has been a lack of public information on the virus. Half-truths and homophobia have filled the vacuum, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

23, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Monkeypox vaccines rolled out more widely in UK as cases near 800
Jabs will be offered to some men at higher risk of exposure, even if not a confirmed contact of a case

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

21, Jun, 2022 @5:04 PM

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Orgasm gap: how Hollywood and science neglected female pleasure
Emma Thompson is right – more women are missing out on orgasms. Why?

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

11, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Monkeypox could significantly disrupt UK sexual health services, expert says
President of British Association for Sexual Health and HIV says infection could have ‘massive impact’ as staff are forced to isolate

Jane Clinton

21, May, 2022 @10:57 AM

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I thought vaginismus would end my sex life – but it was just the beginning | Shiler Mahmoudi
The pain of penetrative sex meant my partner and I had to explore other options, says journalist Shiler Mahmoudi

Shiler Mahmoudi

22, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Non-compliant online STI tests put patients at risk, experts warn
Few sexually transmitted infection test kits available online meet official standards, BMJ study finds

Andrew Gregory Health editor

12, Apr, 2022 @10:30 PM

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US sexually transmitted infections surged to record high in 2020
Reported cases dropped in early months of Covid-19 pandemic but disrupted healthcare and diverted resources aided sharp rise

Jessica Glenza

12, Apr, 2022 @6:10 PM

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