More research needed on reliability of booming contraceptive apps, experts say
Contraceptive apps have grown in popularity, but experts say their efficacy is not guaranteed
CONTRACEPTIVE APPS have been hailed as being as effective at preventing pregnancy as the pill – but experts say that they should not be the method of choice for those where becoming pregnant would be a disaster.
An increasing number of women are ditching traditional methods of contraception, with their many side affects, and are turning instead to apps which claim to help avoid unwanted pregnancies.
Concerns raised over school’s stance on abortion and LGBT-inclusive education
Ex-pupil speaks out over school that runs anti-abortion group for pupils
ST LUKE’S HIGH SCHOOL in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, is facing criticism from a former pupil over its approach to women’s health and inclusive education for pupils from sexual minorities.
The school’s official twitter account shared an inaccurate anti-abortion message claiming to be from the recent ‘March on Washington’ by American anti-abortion campaigners. It was actually an image from the inauguration of pro-women’s rights president Barack Obama, wrongly attributed.
Youth smoking and drinking falls - but sex education remains a problem
Glasgow City Health and Social Care survey reveals health trends
THE BIGGEST HEALTH POLL of young Scots has revealed progress in tackling tobacco and drinking problems - but continued to find dangerous rates of unprotected sex.
The Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership covered over 11,000 city secondary school pupils between the ages of 14 and 17.
For decades health agencies and campaigners have focused on reducing youth smoking and drinking due to their impact on hospital admissions and long-term poor health outcomes.
Another Scottish school criticised for promoting anti-abortion campaign messages
Pupil speaks out over “promoted” anti-abortion agenda in Renfrewshire school
A SECOND WEST OF SCOTLAND school has been accused of failing to provide inclusive education on issues of abortion, religion, and sexuality by one of its current pupils.
'Criminalise abortion and ditch condoms' says senior Scottish catholic
Leader of religious anti-abortion campaign providing false health information
DOCTORS should face potential jail sentences for carrying out abortions, condoms are "very ineffective" and gay relationships contribute to social breakdown: these are the views of John Deighan, a leading spokesperson for the religious lobby in Scotland.