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Nicky Morgan: making PSHE statutory would do little to tackle the subject's problems

The minister will not prioritise making sex and relationships education statutory in all schools – despite a major campaign by MPs. Nicky Morgan believes that making personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) compulsory would do little to tackle “the most pressing problems” with the subject.

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23 hours ago
From
TES
Government rejects calls for statutory PSHE and SRE: comment from NAT

Today, the Government announced it won’t be following the recommendation of the Education Select Committee by making PSHE and SRE compulsory in all schools despite repeated calls from MPs, teachers and health organisations. This means it will continue to be delivered according to the whims of individual head teachers rather than the needs of young people.

Published
23 hours ago
From
NAT
New Report and Monitoring Tool: HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction in Prisons

A new report from Harm Reduction International identifies some of the most important human rights and public health standards relating to HIV, HCV and TB in prisons, and the vital role of harm reduction provision in ensuring them.

Published
10 February 2016
From
Harm Reduction International
Cutting prison sentences could reduce spread of HIV, study suggests

Reducing incarceration in a community may reduce the number of sexual partners men and women have, therefore reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

Published
09 February 2016
From
EurekAlert
Neurosyphilis present in 90% of HIV-positive patients with early syphilis in Warsaw

The overwhelming majority of early syphilis cases in patients with HIV in Warsaw had neurological involvement, Polish investigators report in HIV Medicine. There was a significant relationship between

Published
09 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
African Americans have highest HIV incidence, lowest rate of consistent care

African Americans in the US have the highest rate of new HIV infections, but black people living with HIV are less likely than white or Latino

Published
08 February 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Combatting Stigma & Cultural Stereotypes

African-Americans are infected with HIV at eight times the rate of white Americans and accounted for 44 percent of HIV diagnoses in 2014.

Published
08 February 2016
From
NewsOne
Women under-represented in HIV clinical trials

Less than a quarter of people taking part in clinical trials for antiretroviral medications are women, potentially limiting the generalisability of findings, according to a systematic review

Published
08 February 2016
By
Roger Pebody
God and condoms: perspectives on family planning and faith

The subject of contraception is a hot topic in faith communities, which made for some exciting discussions at the recent International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia. The conference heard that contrary to popular belief, many faith-based organisations do support family planning as a process that helps improve people’s quality of life. For the first time, around 80 representatives from different faith groups attending the conference spoke of their commitment to continue informing and educating their communities on family planning. The consensus was that it is consistent with faith values, in order to protect the rights of women, children and families.

Published
05 February 2016
From
Key Correspondents
Migrant women face £6,000 birth bill under 'health tourism' laws

Charities say undocumented women have to make difficult choices about accessing maternity care because of crippling NHS fees.

Published
04 February 2016
From
The Guardian
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