Women’s Contraception Under Threat

The ways in which women are being negatively affected by austerity has today been bolstered. This time, reproductive health is on the menu for the Government.

According to research by the Advisory Group on Contraception, GPs in England have stopped giving out and providing contraceptive methods.

IUDs, IUS, the more well-known contraceptive injection AND implant are no longer being provided or are at risk of being removed by ONE in THREE councils across the country. What worries us most at GiftCondom, is that a quarter of councils have already shut some of their contraceptive services!

What it boils down to is the lack of funding for public health budgets of local councils. If the current Government won’t change their standing with the £200m cut from the budget, more and more women will not have the ability to protect themselves from falling pregnant.

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The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), has also said that a third of women live in areas where contraceptive services are restricted. 

We think this is appalling, and it is only going to bring about a rise in unplanned pregnancies and abortions, which many young women could live without, as well as more costs for the government in the long run! There is one way around this issue, though… USE CONDOMS!

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Extreme Grooming Quadruples Risk of STIs

Now, for the shaven havens among us this may come as some shocking news, so brace yourselves if you’re a keen trimmer, waxer or indeed shaver! 

A US Study of near on 8,000 people between teens and OAPs, waxing, trimming or shaving our private parts actually QUADRUPLES the risk of picking up an STD!

Some groomers classed as ‘Extreme’, who shaved, waxed or trimmed at least ONCE a month were FOUR TIMES more likely to have picked up an infection!

Any type of grooming at all was associated with an 80% (EIGHTY) heightened risk of having an STI than no grooming at all!

The research suggests grooming may cause tiny skin tears, through which bacteria and viruses can easily pass.

It seems the hairy, neanderthals among us have been doing it right all along! I seriously hope this doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing some extra bush down the beach!

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Prince Harry Visits Sexual Health Charity

We’re used to seeing this Royal in the limelight, and just like his late Mother Princess Diana, Prince Harry is championing an inspirational attitude to global issues.

Carrying on with his HIV awareness campaign, which has been ongoing over the past 12 months, he visited a London-based sexual health charity this week. The Prince has recently attended an international conference in South Africa to warn against the threat of complacency.  He also visited the Mildmay HIV Hospital in East London andlater, during a visit to a sexual health clinic, publicly took a HIV test (pictured below)

Harry said: “I know there are so many issues around family stuff and cultural stuff, I know that, but I really do believe and I’ve said this to the really young generation, the kids as well, I know it’s a sensitive subject but we’ve got to do this and people need to hear it from you.

Good show old chap!
Fingers crossed old chap!

He went on to say: “I don’t want to be here in 10 years’ time talking to you guys going ‘oh yeah we’re making a difference’ no, let’s do this now. There’s no reason why we can’t turn this around in two or three years at the most.”

Strong stuff from the Prince, saying it exactly how it should be. Action needs to be taken NOW, not just ineffective plans and investment when there’s no real execution of the problems, in turn exposing more people to the care and checks that they need.

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The Best Form Of Protection

Where life is possible, it always tends to find its way toward procreation. Whether you’re Human or a randy Ladybird, intercourse is commonplace in life, But just so with Humans as it is with poor little ladybugs, sex comes with risks. With rising STD rates in both species, let us explain why Condoms are the best form of protection in the bedroom.

Birth Control pills are an excellent solution for contraception in many cases, but they are not a fail-safe method and they do nothing to prevent STDs. If you forget a pill then you may get pregnant, and even if you luck out, using a condom for a while is still advisable until you’re schedule is back on track with the prescription. Another thing to note is that, according to the NHS, some illnesses and antibiotics can affect how well the pill, or any hormonal birth control works. If you’ve been on antibiotics or have been sick with anything causing vomiting, you will want to use condoms as a secondary measure to protect against pregnancy.

Unplanned pregnancies are a major concern the world over. In today’s world, there are many contraceptive methods, but when one of these methods fails or isn’t present in a sexual scenario, condoms inevitably turn out to be the right answer. Many medical professionals recommend using two methods of contraception simultaneously to be completely fail-safe. Try to name me a safer combo than hormonal birth control and condoms, I’ll wait…

Some people now use a method known as “Natural Family Planning.” This is where the girl tracks her menstrual schedule and during the two weeks closest to her ovulation when she could get pregnant, unprotected sex does not occur. Most couples use condoms to protect against pregnancy.

There are many ways to have protected sex, but every single one of them is either better with a condom as well or better with a condom instead! Help someone stay completely safe today with GiftCondom.com

Antibiotic Resistance Week – What You NEED To Know!

Monday 14th November marked the start of Antibiotic Resistance Week! Huge numbers of people are inadvertently putting themselves at risk and do not have a CLUE what is happening or understand the full extent of this global issue. So, here we are to clear things up for you (yes, YOU). With the rise of bacteria resistant to treatment, consequences are becoming ever present in societies across the planet.

To understand the true gravity of the situation and why this week exists, here are some FAQs with answers from Public Health England

Q: So, what in Heaven’s name is Antibiotic Resistance anyway?

It’s when bacteria become resistant to our antibiotics so the medicines no longer kill the bacteria

Q: Yikes… What are the causes?

It happens naturally over time, especially when they’re taken with no need or the wrong antibiotics are administered

Q: Hold on a second, can we not just develop new ones?!

The last time a major new class of antibiotics was introduced was during the 80s!

Q: Fudge. But how many people are actually dying from it so far? Surely it’s not taking it’s toll yet?

It’s estimated 25,000 in Europe alone have suffered

Noticeably for the UK, a recent outbreak of the STI Gonorrhoea (HL-AziR) has raised concerns much further, ESPECIALLY for sexually active 18-25-year-olds who are most at risk. This particular strain of the STD has become resistant to treatment, becoming extremely hard to contain, and dubbed ‘Super-Gonorrhoea’ by the press (to read up further on that particularly sticky situation, click here)

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With 1 in 3 people taking antibiotics at least once a year, it is important that more people take notice of what’s going on and start thinking about measures to protect yourselves and your families.

For 18-25s everywhere, with the current state of resistant STDs, the advice is simple: EVERYONE can significantly reduce their risk by using condoms with all new and casual partners. And this, people, is just one of the reasons we are doing what we are at GiftCondom. Protect your loved ones TODAY!

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