What is Herpes? Find out with Dr. Dominic Rowley
To learn all about herpes virus, check out our video with consultant physician in genitourinary medicine and LetsGetChecked medical director Dr. Dominic Rowley.Read more
City With The Highest Rate Of STIs In The UK Revealed
Which city has the highest rate of STIs in the UK? It has been awarded the unfavourable honour of being the place where you are most likely to catch a sexually transmitted infection.Read more
12 STI Facts of Christmas
The festive season is a time for letting loose and having fun, it's no surprise that research has shown a massive spike in sexual activity over the holiday period. Unfortunately, the combination of Christmas cheer and high alcohol consumption often leads to risky sexual behaviour and the unwanted gift of an STI.Read more
Tackling STD Rates – 3 Examples When It Really Worked
We know that getting tested, drinking responsibly and teaching sex education openly, with accurate facts are some of the effective ways to lower STD rates. But did you realise just how important they are? Let's take a look at some examples of when U.S. states saw real change to public sexual health when these STD lowering methods were put into effect.Read more
Are Dating Apps To Blame For The Rise In STDs?
As apps like Tinder and Grindr make casual hook-ups easier and more acceptable, some health experts are pointing the finger at these devices as an explanation for the rise in STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) in recent years. But are dating apps really to blame?Read more
Irish Contraceptives Were Illegal Until When?!
It's hard to believe how late the sale of Irish contraceptives became legalised.Read more
Three Types Of STIs You Have Never Heard Of
Have you ever heard of Trichomoniasis, Mycoplasma or Ureaplasma? No? Despite being some of the most common types of STIs worldwide these infections seem to have stayed out of the public eye. Here is everything you need to know about the STIs you have never heard of.Read more
Are You Using Condoms Correctly?
Using condoms correctly might seem fool-proof, but there's actually a number of common mistakes people make. Are you making them too?Read more
Don’t Douche – It Increases Your STI Risk
Ironically, though many women still believe a douche will "clean out" the vagina, douching actually increases your risk of STIs and other health issues.Read more
Combating A Reduction In Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical cancer screening in the UK saw a surge in attendance back in 2009, sparked by the death of reality-TV star Jade Goody from the disease. Since then, the number of women turning up to their NHS screening appointments has been falling. Now only 70% and 73% of all eligible women attend.Read more