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Here are some links to valuable websites about sexual health, sub-divided to help you find what is most useful to you:

 

General

www.sexualhealthprofessionals.org.uk

A new website for sexual health professionals contains key policy information and documents, along with details of the latest national campaigns from the Department of Health and the Department for Children Schools and Families. The two departments share a Public Service Agreement (PSA) target to reduce the under 18 conception rate by 50% by 2010, as part of a broader strategy to improve sexual health.

www.sexualhealthprofessionals.org.uk

 

North West London Sexual Health and HIV Network

This site is widely used to announce forthcoming meetings and events, share documents, and shared learning.

www.nwlshnet.nhs.uk

 

Sexual Health Nursing

www.rcn.org.uk/sexualhealth

 

Health Protection Agency

www.hpa.org.uk

 

Brook

www.brook.org.uk

 

Department of Health

www.dh.gov.uk

 

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

www.bashh.org.uk

 

Faculty of Family Planning & Reproductive Healthcare

www.ffprhc.org.uk

 

Family Planning Association

www.fpa.org.uk

 

Genito-Urinary Nurse’s Association

www.guna.org.uk

 

Links to specific articles

Chlamydia

Maintaining Momentum: Annual Report of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme in England 2007

www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1204013012687

 

Contraception

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: Long-acting reversible contraception
www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/cg030niceguideline.pdf

 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: Optimal practice review - Long-acting reversible  contraception

www.nice.org.uk/usingguidance/optimalpracticereviewrecommendationreminders...

 

HIV

Health Protection Agency: HIV and STIs, An Introduction

http://www.hpa.org.uk/webw/HPAweb&Page&HPAwebAutoListName/Page/...

Aidsmap: News -  Untested HIV-positive individuals account for up to 70% of sexually transmitted HIV infections in US, estimates CDC

www.aidsmap.com/en/news/50971C85-3F46-4C5D-9941-035ECED21686.asp

 

Aidsmap: News - Decreasing undiagnosed HIV infection helped reduce rate of HIV transmission in US

http://www.aidsmap.com/en/news/B8E0E5C9-5A71-4F78-AECB-F28F6E44BC42.asp

 

British HIV Association: Clinical Audit Report 2005-6

http://www.bhiva.org/files/file1030338.pdf

 

The Scottish Government: Improving the detection and diagnosis of HIV in non-HIV specialties including primary care

http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/CEL2007_15.pdf

 

Welsh Assembly Government: Improving the detection and diagnosis of HIV in non-HIV specialties including primary care

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/health/ocmo/communications/letters08/2007/hiv/?lang=en

 

Northern Ireland, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Improving the detection and diagnosis of HIV in non-HIV specialties including primary care

http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/hss_md_23-2007.pdf

 

Pregnancy

Department of Health: Screening for infectious diseases in pregnancy - Standards to support the UK antenatal screening programme

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/...

 

Unicef Innocenti Report Card: A league table of teenage births in rich nations

http://www.unicef-icdc.org/publications/pdf/repcard3e.pdf

 

Institute of Social Studies in Medical Care: Unintended pregnancies and the use of contraception - changes from 1984 to 1989  by Anne Fleissig

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1668802&blobtype=pdf

 

The Lancet: Unintended pregnancy and use of emergency contraception among a large cohort of women attending for antenatal care or abortion in Scotland

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673606697377/abstract

 

Sexual Health

World Health Organisation: Sexual Health, An Introduction

www.who.int/reproductive-health/gender/sexualhealth.html

 

Department of Health: Better prevention, better services, better sexual health - The national strategy for sexual health and HIV

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/...

 

The Scottish Government: Respect and Responsibility - Strategy and Action Plan for Improving Sexual Health

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/01/20603/51179

 

The National Assembly for Wales: A strategic framework for promoting sexual health in Wales

http://new.wales.gov.uk/dphhp/publication/improvement/sex-health/...

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland: Health Promotion - Sexual Health

http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/print/public_health_sexualhealth

 

Department of Health: Making healthy choices easier

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/..

 

The Scottish Government: Better Health, Better Care - Action Plan

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/12/11103453/3

 

Department of Health: Our Health Our Care Our Say - a new direction for community services

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/Browsable/DH_4127552

 

Department of Health: Public Service Agreement (for the health and social care system)

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/HowDHworks/Servicestandardsandcommitments/DHPublicServiceAgreement/DH_4106188

 

RCGP: Curriculum Map - Sexual Health

http://www.rcgp-curriculum.org.uk/extras/curriculum/statementDetails.aspx?id=19

 

 

STIs (general)

Health Protection Agency: STIs Annual Data - Data tables 1997-2006

http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1195733775264

 

Treating sexually transmitted infections in primary care: a missed opportunity? Article by Cassell et al. [Please note: you will need to register - free of charge - on this website to read this article]

http://sti.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/79/2/134?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&...

 

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