One in ten women report having had sex against their will

woman lying down

This is the stark headline of the latest British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL). It’s the first time this regular ten-year survey, now in its third cycle, has looked at non-volitional sex. They also report a huge range of data about the prevalence of sexual activities and attitudes.  So the Lifestyle Elf [read the full story…]

The UK’s chlamydia mass media campaign encouraged high risk groups to get tested

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) today in the United Kingdom, and sexually active young people (15 – 24) are most at risk.  It can be difficult to know if you have chlamydia as most people do not have symptoms, and if left untreated can lead to serious long-term health consequences including [read the full story…]

If you view, will you do? This sex survey says…

teen girl on sofa with laptop

…well, what do you reckon? My guess is that you’d put your money on the answer being ‘yes’. Many people fear that today’s youth are getting to see sexually explicit material (SEM) of varieties and in ways which are a far cry from nicking your Dad’s copy of ‘Playboy’; that they’re seeing more, sooner, and [read the full story…]

IUD shown to be the best treatment for heavy periods

It’s a girl thing for sure. I was sitting on my toadstool today reflecting that it’s definitely a ladies day today on the Lifestyle Elf. Heavy periods – what a drag. Only us girls really know how draining and painful they can be. They have a clinical term too, thank goodness they are taken seriously, [read the full story…]

The ugly truth about England’s health: the Chief Medical Officer reports

We’ve got something a bit different for you this week, as we stand back and take a look at how we’re doing as a nation in terms of our health and wellbeing and also, individually, at different stages of our lives. I’m kicking this off today by flagging up volume one of the first annual report from [read the full story…]

Would-be Dads: change your pants and don’t abandon a healthy lifestyle just yet

The spotlight’s on lifestyle issues today with the newspapers picking up on research from the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield on factors influencing sperm count. Current UK guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence lists smoking, drinking alcohol, using recreational drugs and being overweight as likely to harm male fertility, but this was not supported in [read the full story…]

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