Minister for Health Simon Harris said  health officials and the HSE were ‘working together with some urgency to revise the model of care for termination of pregnancy services’ during the pandemic. Photograph: PA.

Doctors and women’s groups are concerned that timely access to abortion services could be compromised during the coronavirus outbreak. They say the l(...)

Flu vaccination: the uptake for the   vaccine has increased over the years, and the onset of the colder weather means that the public are once again encouraged to get it. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Information and arguments surrounding vaccinations for teenagers and adults seem to be everywhere these days. Two in particular – the HPV vaccine for (...)

‘I’ve had a 78-year-old woman come to me recently having a little bit of trouble because her partner has been given Viagra’

If you are drinking your morning coffee while reading this, then perhaps this article should come with a warning. There are going to be phrases that w(...)

A screengrab of the Dublin Well Woman Centre advert which Facebook refused to allow as a post.

Facebook has reversed a decision which blocked the Dublin Well Woman Centre from promoting a post about breast cancer because it claimed it was overly(...)

A screengrab of the Dublin Well Woman Centre advert which Facebook refused to allow as a post.

Facebook has blocked the Dublin Well Woman Centre from promoting a post about breast cancer because it said it was overly sexual in nature. The adver(...)

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 Life Institute has criticised the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll question on whether a referendum should be held on the issue of abortion, cla(...)

Alison Begas: says the London-based Abortion Support Network is the only  funding resource of which  she knows.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The chief executive of a Dublin crisis pregnancy support service has said she is not aware of any State financial aid available to help low-income wo(...)

Alison Begas, chief executive officer at the Dublin Well Woman Centre: says  there is a “lot of uncertainty” as to how the Department of Health expects crisis pregnancy counsellors to refer suicidal women

Clear protocols must be issued urgently to crisis pregnancy counsellors on how they should deal with suicidal pregnant women under new legislation (...)

Women over the age of 40 are less likely to present for smear tests and are also more likely to consider that they do not need contraception, the Dubl(...)

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