Pharmacies to offer the Pill?
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by Adam Jepsen
3M ago
As many medical professionals will have seen – starting in December many women across England will be able to get the contraceptive pill at their local pharmacy. This is part of the “Pharmacy First plan” and a pilot has been running involving 4,500 women. Official NHS press release here. At the FPA, we see this as positive but… Pharmacies to offer the Pill: Family Planning Association response “We welcome this as an additional route for women to access the contraceptive pill. “It offers choice and convenient access at a time when it can be hard to get an appointment at a GP or a sexual health ..read more
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Promoting Inclusive and Comprehensive Relationships Education: A Vital Step Towards Empowering Young People
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by John Doe
9M ago
Recently, there has been a debate surrounding the content of relationships education lessons in the UK, with some Members of Parliament urging Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to block what they deem as “inappropriate” aspects of these lessons. As an advocate for sexual and reproductive health rights, the Family Planning Association (FPA) believes that comprehensive and inclusive relationships education is crucial for the well-being and development of young people. In this short statement, we aim to shed light on the importance of comprehensive relationships education and address some of the concer ..read more
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Sex and Pregnancy
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by John Doe
1y ago
“Not feeling like sex during pregnancy, post partum, post-pregnancy loss or post-termination is TOTALLY OK – AND VERY NORMAL!” Naomi Sutton. Whether you are pregnant, recently had a baby or have suffered a pregnancy loss, sex can feel like it has ‘gone off the boil’ a bit. This is very normal but not talked about often, or explained. A lack of understanding can lead to feelings of upset, hurt, and confusion within a relationship. There has not been a vast amount of scientific research into this area but what we do know is that most women see a decline in sexual function during pregnancy whi ..read more
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Teaching students (children and young people) how to ‘be safe’.
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by John Doe
1y ago
At the heart of the statutory guidance and teaching RSE is a focus on keeping children safe. The principle purpose in primary years education – is to help safeguard pupils from an early age through age appropriate education. What key stages? Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Lower/Upper Key Stage 2 (LKS2/UKS2). They must be taught the importance of being respected, reporting any bullying, the rules to staying safe and interpreting online behaviour. Teaching safety throughout primary years helps to safeguard from any type of risk or danger so that a pupil is less likely to be harmed. This must include ..read more
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The essentials of teaching caring relationships in RSE
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by John Doe
1y ago
It is statutory for schools to teach children and young people about healthy and caring relationships. What key stages? Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) and Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2) Relationships play a key part in every child or young person’s wellbeing, in younger years emphasis on teaching them how to be a good friend and how to play well with others, to understanding boundaries and appropriateness, as they mature and progress into adulthood. Caring relationship lesson plans for Key Stage 1 (KS1), those aged 5-7 should make clear the principles of a caring relationship. C ..read more
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What to teach on online relationships (cyber relationships) and behaviour for RSE
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by John Doe
1y ago
In a world where online interactions can’t be avoided and children as young as primary age are navigating the internet, it is essential to educate children on the benefits and dangers associated with being online. What key stages? Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) and Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2). They must be taught the importance of being respected, reporting any bullying, the rules to staying safe and interpreting online behaviour. Online Relationship lesson plans for Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) and Upper Key stage 2 (UKS2), those aged 5-11 are a crucial element of safeguarding young people. The abili ..read more
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Teaching puberty and the changing adolescent body.
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by John Doe
1y ago
It is now statutory for schools to teach children and young people about what to expect when they reach adolescence. What key stages? Key Stage 1 (KS1), Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) and Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2). Teachers should expect to cover the various effects of puberty on a child; including the social and emotional changes puberty brings, as well as the physical changes. This will help to equip children for what’s to come; it’s an important milestone in a child’s life. Puberty lesson plans for Key Stage 1 (KS1), those aged 5-7 and LKS2 prepares children for change psychologically and phy ..read more
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What to teach on online relationships (cyber relationships) and behaviour for RSE
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by John Doe
1y ago
In a world where online interactions can’t be avoided and children as young as primary age are navigating the internet, it is essential to educate children on the benefits and dangers associated with being online. What key stages? Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) and Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2). They must be taught the importance of being respected, reporting any bullying, the rules to staying safe and interpreting online behaviour. Online Relationship lesson plans for Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) and Upper Key stage 2 (UKS2), those aged 5-11 are a crucial element of safeguarding young people. The abili ..read more
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Guidance on teaching respectful relationships for RSE
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by John Doe
1y ago
What key stages? Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2) and Upper Key Stage 2 (UKS2). As children mature they begin to develop stronger and more independent relationships. A key part of this progression is the impact some situations and relationships can have on the way they feel. Helping young people to understand the significance of establishing and managing respectful relationships as well as caring relationships is an important aspect of life. Equally, a strong understanding of when and how to expect respect from others and reciprocate this fluently in both the physical and digital world is a key ..read more
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The fundamentals of teaching about families in RSE
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by John Doe
1y ago
A New Title What key stages? Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Lower Key Stage 2 (LKS2). It’s all relative, from a young age our value system, perceptions, instincts and understanding of the world all come from our family. Learning about the diverse types of families in the wider world as well as the characteristics of a healthy family life. This includes times of difficulty, protection and care for children and other family members. Exploring stable and caring relationships [link to caring relationships cluster], in particular recognising when family relationships provide the safety needed and how to s ..read more
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