Factsheets and opinion pieces on sexual health
Check out our factsheets and opinion pieces on sexual health. This is a key area that the SpunOut Action Panel would like to prioritise in 2013.
People between 20 and 29 are most at risk of catching an STI in Ireland.
One in five young women forget to take the pill at least twice a month. Always use condoms with the pill to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).
Condoms are the ONLY form of contraceptive that protects against sexual infections. Condoms are 99% effective when used properly.
Sexual health is about having a positive, informed and respectful approach to your sexuality and the sexuality of others, and having a positive, informed and respectful approach to your sexual relationships and those of others.
Emergency contraception is what can rescue you in a worst case scenario. It can prevent pregnancy when you’ve forgotten to use protection, if something goes wrong with your protection or if you were raped.
Drug use in pregnancy can increase the chances of having problems during pregnancy or with the new born child. This depends on what drug is being used and how much/how often.
STI/GUM Clinics in Ireland
Get a full list of where you can get tested for free all around the country.
Remember: The age of sexual consent in Ireland is 17. If you're over 16, you can consent to medical treatment including any treatment or tests needed.