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Talking to your teenager about sex

Most teenagers would like to talk to their parents or carer about relationships and sex. It might seem difficult, but here are a few ideas on how to start the conversation. However you bring up the topic of sex and relationships, listen to what your…

Going into hospital with a learning disability

Going into hospital is a worrying time for any of us. It can be even harder for someone who has a learning disability. If you're looking after an adult or child with a learning disability, follow these tips to make a hospital stay go smoothly. Preparing a…

Children's flu vaccine

The children's flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to young children to help protect them against flu. Flu can be a very unpleasant illness for children, with potentially serious complications, including bronchitis and pneumonia. At what age should children have the nasal spray flu vaccine?…

Contraceptive diaphragm

A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart, or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is the diaphragm.   At a glance: facts about…

The contraceptive injection

A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is the injection. At a glance: the contraceptive injection…

Contraceptive cap

A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is the cap.   At a glance: facts about…

Making a complaint

There may be times when you want to make a complaint about the services you have received. Making a complaint through the right channels could result in a better outcome for you, and may help improve things for other people, too. Please don't be reluctant…

Vaginal ring

A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is the vaginal ring.  At a glance: the…

Natural family planning (fertility awareness)

A woman can get pregnant if a man's sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is natural family planning. At a glance: facts…

Combined pill

The combined oral contraceptive pill is usually just called "the pill". It contains artificial versions of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which women produce naturally in their ovaries. At a glance: the combined pill   How the combined pill works   What to do…