Help and Advice

The section of our site gives information on a range of topics relating to sexual and reproductive health. 
We are always keen to provide more information to empower young people and adults who work with young people. 
If there is a topic that is missing that you’d like to see, email us and let us know.

Addiction

What is addiction? Addiction is defined as a compulsive use of substances despite the adverse or harmful consequences that have or can arise from their use. This general definition heavily relates to the use of drugs and alcohol, but addiction relates to a broader...

Female Genital Mutilation

FORWARD is an African-led, women's rights organisation. For over 30 years our work has focused on combatting female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and other forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) that impact adversely on the health, dignity and...

Pregnancy

Pregnancy scares are normal for a sexually active woman. Although there are several myths around how to reduce the risk of pregnancy, for example: having sex standing up, douching after sex, or having sex in the bath,  no contraception is 100% effective,...

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, which can also be referred to as domestic abuse, DA and intimate partner violence, IPV, is a pattern of behavior that involves one partner being abusive to another within an intimate relationship, marriage, dating relationship or within a family. It...

Contraception

There are a variety of contraception methods to protect you from both STI transmission and pregnancy during sex. All methods are free on the NHS in the UK and are available from: GP Surgery’s Gum Clinics Phamarcy’s For more information on finding one of the local...

Are you ready for sex?

Being ready for sex happens at different times for everyone! It’s easy to feel pressurised to have sex with a partner for the first time, which is why deciding when and whether to have sex can be a frightful decision. Most people don’t have sex until there 16 or...

Abortion

In the UK, abortion is legal and is a very safe process. You should make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible if abortion is an option. Many women have abortions for different reasons, for example, if the Mother’s life is at risk or if the baby has a...

What is Sexting?

Sexting is very common in this day and age, especially among young people, but unfortunately for every 'sext' that is sent or received, there's a risk attached. Sometimes a picture or video can end up in the wrong hands, which may lead to something much worst than...

5 Ways to make putting a Condom on sexy

We all know that having safe sex is the ‘correct’ way to go about doing things. Even if you’re on the pill, or use the patch, or have an IUD or an injection, using two forms of birth control will basically nullify your chances of getting pregnant. No child support?...