12th September 2016
The L&D is supporting ‘Sexual Health Week’ 12–18 September which this year is going back to basics to look at sexually transmitted infections (STIs), raising awareness about where to test, encouraging condom use and busting some common myths.
In 2015, there were more than 435,000 STI diagnoses in England, and rates across the UK remain high compared to other countries in western Europe.
Although lots of young people learn about STIs at school, this isn’t consistent and is often just biological, which means infections may not be discussed in the context of enjoying safer sex and relationships.
It’s not just young people at risk of STIs; diagnoses among older age groups have been increasing in recent years and we know it can be difficult for people of any age to talk openly about using condoms or getting tested.
For help, advice and information visit Luton Sexual Health.