One in ten women report having had sex against their will

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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…]

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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