Sexual health

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Viral TikTok video of IUD removal at home prompts warning from health authorities
Sexual health experts urge women not to copy DIY procedure, saying ‘you wouldn’t take out your appendix’

Caitlin Cassidy

23, Sep, 2021 @11:30 PM

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Labia liberation! The movement to end vulva anxiety for good
Women have long been taught to be ashamed of their vulvas, with increasing numbers turning to cosmetic surgery in pursuit of genital ‘perfection’. But a new generation is fighting back

Zoe Williams

13, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Delivering babies in a Nigerian camp: ‘I’ve had to use plastic bags as gloves’
After seeing a woman die in childbirth, Liyatu Ayuba stepped in and has now delivered 118 babies in a community cut off from public health services

Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

03, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sex workers fighting for human rights among world’s most ‘at risk activists’
Exclusive: Front Line Defenders report says rights defenders working in sex industry face ‘targeted attacks’ around the world

Sarah Johnson

12, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Contraceptive ‘mini pills’ to be offered over the counter in UK
Progesterone pills can be dispensed by pharmacists without prescription from late July, for a charge

Rachel Hall

08, Jul, 2021 @5:35 PM

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Celebrity buzz: how stars’ bedroom toys have got us all talking about sex
With famous users leading a rebrand, bedroom accessories lose their stigma in a £90bn health and wellness boom

Nosheen Iqbal

13, Jun, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Marc Thompson: how an HIV diagnosis at 17 helped him change Britain
In 30 years as an activist, he has fought to stop black gay men being forgotten, broken taboos about homosexuality and campaigned to make life-changing PrEP medication available on the NHS

Alex Mistlin

11, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘Sexplosion’? Romance in the air as retailers look to a post-lockdown summer of love
As Covid restrictions ease, firms predict boom in sales of all things romance, from dating apps to condoms and sex toys

Zoe Woodand Sarah Marsh

22, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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We should teach children about miscarriage during sex ed. Here’s why | Jessica Zucker
A reported one in four pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Yet miscarriage, like abortion, is not included in most curricula

Jessica Zucker

19, May, 2021 @10:35 AM

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Contraception blood-clot risk: ‘public need better access to advice’
Health experts in UK say risk remains low, as social media debates shift from AstraZeneca jab to hormonal contraceptives

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

09, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Teaching consent to children: 'The joke is where it starts and rape is where it ends'
How do we ensure children and teens know about consent? Here’s a guide to changing the culture early to prevent sexual assault

Sally Dillon

20, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Not tonight, darling: how the world lost its libido – and how it can get it back
After a year of lockdowns, home schooling, social distancing and stress, sex drives are suffering – among both couples and single people. Can we do anything about it – or do we just have to wait till the end of the pandemic?

Emine Saner

16, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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