Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance Week is a campaign run nationally by many SU’s which focuses primarily on the promotion of good sexual health practices.
“young people are more likely to be diagnosed with an STI than older age groups.”
Most of the students we spoke to were not aware of SHAG week, which highlights the urgency for more awareness. The most recent research conducted by FPA, the sexual health charity, revealed that young people are more likely to be diagnosed with an STI than older age groups.
“keep women safe in Lenton at the moment, especially considering the rise in sexual assault in the area”
We’ve spoken to the UoN Feminists to see what they have in store for this week too. There is a night out safety workshop being held at Sutton Bonington on 21st November, and Alice Gnap, the Feminist Society’s Communications Manager, has told us she is planning to run one on University Park as well.
Gnap informed us that the society is doing a lot to keep women safe in Lenton at the moment, especially considering the rise in sexual assault in the area, and they are looking into running some self-defense workshops in the near future.
“celebrate and support women’s self-organised action against violence and speakers at the Rally will be women only”
There is also the Reclaim the Night March on Saturday 24th November, which will leave from the Forest Recreation Ground at 18:30 and will end with a Reclaim Rally in Market Square. The march will celebrate and support women’s self-organised action against violence, and speakers at the Rally will be women only. After the rally, Nottingham Women’s Centre will be open, offering food and a chance to socialise with other women who have partaken in the march.
Sexual Health Services available at the University include:
The C-Card Scheme –
If you are under 25 you can get free condoms through the c-card scheme. To get a c-card you need to register onto the scheme.
Free Chlamydia screening –
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.K. It affects around 1 in 10 sexually active young people. Most people who have Chlamydia have no symptoms. Testing and treatment are simple and free.
Find out more information on what services UoN provide on sexual health.
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