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The twisted morality of outlawing abortion

A leaked ‘Draft Opinion’ from the US Supreme Court has indicated that the court is likely to overturn the Roe vs Wade ruling which guarantees the right to a legal, safe abortion. If implemented, it will leave individual states free to ban abortion

The end of HIV, and what it teaches us

An observational study of 1000 gay couples in the Lancet showed that HIV-positive patients treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), reduced their risk of passing the virus on to zero. Is this the end of AIDS?

Challenges of sexual culture and health

Since the Jimmy Saville scandal in 2012, there has been a succession of historical cases of alleged sexual abuse perpetrated by figures in the public eye. These cases go back to the 70's when our culture tolerated sexism as part of life, and it is difficult not to believe bystanders must have 'turned a blind eye'.

I'll tell you what I really really want ...

Informed consent to sex is important to ensure sexual abuse doesn't occur. Health professionals working with teenagers, must ask themselves what can be done for teenagers who choose not to make that choice?

Contraceptive choice is being restricted

UK patients have the right to free, confidential, quality contraceptive and sexual health (CASH) services. But recent reports point to a disturbing future for contraception services in the UK

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