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Condoms don’t work, says one school textbook. Students sit through graphic and detailed anti-abortion talks from Life Pregnancy Care and other anti(...)

The number of women going for breast cancer screenings has fallen from 77 per cent to 71 per cent in the past four years, with women in their early 50s becoming less likely to attend. Photograph: Mark Thomas/Science Photo Library

At last, a good reason to start into the menopause: bigger breasts (if you’re not already well endowed), according to actor Helena Bonham Carter, who (...)

Of every 100 women who use the withdrawal method, four will become pregnant each year if they always do it correctly. For the less skilled 27 out of 100 will become pregnant, according to figures from Planned Parenthood

The cost of contraception and the impact of the recession has had a negative impact on women, a leading family planning agency has said. “The Irish Fa(...)

The HSE women’s health project, which offers general health services as well as screenings for sexually transmitted infections, a needle exchange programme and free condoms, saw 268 women last year of whom 240 were non-nationals. The largest proportion came from Brazil, followed by Romania. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A Health Service Executive (HSE) health service for women engaged in prostitution refers “about 10 women a year” to the Irish Family Planning Associat(...)

Embo Medical (from left) Wayne Allen, Colin Forde and Liam Mullins. The firm was voted “one-to watch” by the CorkBIC Venture Academy.

Embo Medical Embo Medical has created a new medical device which makes embolization procedures faster and less expensive while also offering mo(...)

 Up to a dozen women have been treated at the first dedicated clinic for sufferers of female genital mutilation (FGM) since it opened last year, according to Dr Caitríona Henchion, medical director of the the clinic. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

Up to a dozen women have been treated at the first dedicated clinic for sufferers of female genital mutilation (FGM) since it opened last year.Most ha(...)

CervicalCheck, the national cervical screening programme, says the number seeking regular smear tests drops off among older women. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

Younger women aged 25-29 are more likely to have regular cervical smear tests than older women, with only 64 per cent of Irish women aged 55-59 availi(...)

The burden of STIs in Ireland is greatest in the 18-34 year age group. Photograph: Thinkstock Images

Irish people have become increasingly open about discussing their sex lives and contraception in recent decades. The average number of sexual partners(...)

The IFPA office at Cathal Brugha Street , Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of women aged over 44 who sought counselling for unplanned pregnancies from one family planning charity last year more than doubled, its la(...)

For vulnerable women with travel restrictions, it’s not impossible to travel abroad to get an abortion. But a complex array of legal and financial obs(...)