#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 5°C Wednesday 2 December 2020

#sexual health

# sexual-health - Friday 2 October, 2020

Closure of PrEP service will 'undoubtedly' have impact on HIV rates, experts warn

Staff from the GMHS have been redeployed to Covid-19 test centres in recent months.

# sexual-health - Thursday 6 February, 2020

HSE to spend up to half a million on STI home-testing pilot project

The HSE currently provides public STI services through clinics around the country.

# sexual-health - Thursday 3 October, 2019

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.

# sexual-health - Friday 14 June, 2019

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.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

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

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

It’s that time of the week.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Quitting contraception: why women are throwing out the pill Sexual Health

Quitting contraception: why women are throwing out the pill

And why we should investigate our options first.

# sexual-health - Friday 16 November, 2018

'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.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

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.

# sexual-health - Saturday 5 May, 2018

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.

# sexual-health - Saturday 17 February, 2018

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

There is no clinic within an hour of the Midlands.

# sexual-health - Sunday 14 January, 2018

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.

# sexual-health - Saturday 1 July, 2017

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.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Listerine can help kill off gonorrhoea says new study

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

# sexual-health - Monday 12 December, 2016

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

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

# sexual-health - Monday 27 June, 2016

Students at NUI Galway are getting an STI clinic

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

# sexual-health - Sunday 27 December, 2015

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

The outbreak was first seen in Leeds.

# sexual-health - Saturday 12 December, 2015

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.

# sexual-health - Thursday 29 October, 2015

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.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

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

The complainant said it was “completely inappropriate”.

# sexual-health - Sunday 9 August, 2015

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.

# sexual-health - Sunday 26 July, 2015

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

The facts (and figures) of life.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

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.

# sexual-health - Sunday 7 December, 2014

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.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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.

# sexual-health - Saturday 21 June, 2014

'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.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

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.

# sexual-health - Sunday 8 June, 2014

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

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

# sexual-health - Friday 6 June, 2014

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.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

World leaders called to support women's basic sexual rights

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

# sexual-health - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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.

# sexual-health - Monday 10 February, 2014

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’.

# sexual-health - Friday 24 January, 2014

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.

# sexual-health - Thursday 12 December, 2013

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.

# sexual-health - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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.

# sexual-health - Sunday 8 December, 2013

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.

# sexual-health - Saturday 7 December, 2013

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.

# sexual-health - Friday 29 November, 2013

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.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

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.

# sexual-health - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

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.

# sexual-health - Friday 23 August, 2013

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.

1 2