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Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Q&A

Sexual health

Kathy French answers your questions on sexual health and contraception.

Our expert - Specialist Nurse Kathy French RN,BSC (Hons),PhD, MPHIL

Kathy French is registered nurse with many years experience in the speciality of sexual health and reproductive healthcare. She was the Sexual health advisor at the Royal College of Nursing and was appointed to the Independent Advisory Group for sexual health (England) at the Department of Health. She was also a Clinical Director at Brook, in addition to Nurse Advisor with the London Sexual Health Programme and lead on nurse education and abortion groups. In April 2014, Kathy French was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.

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Is the Mirena coil safe for more than 5 years

8 views milan, North London - Wed, 4 May 2016


The cervical cancer vaccine

I've heard that there is a vaccine for teenagers to prevent cervical cancer. Where can I find out more about this?

1 reply , 237 views docawf, United Kingdom - Tue, 6 May 2014


smear test

Will my doctor's surgery contact me when it's time to have a smear or is this something I need to arrange myself?

1 reply , 183 views docawf, United Kingdom - Tue, 6 May 2014


coil - some questions

My friend says that's it's possible for your coil to fall out without you noticing? Is this true and if so, how common is this? Thanks

1 reply , 191 views docawf, United Kingdom - Tue, 6 May 2014


non allergenic condoms?

Hi there, I have an annoying problem in that I seem to be allergic to latex condoms so am wondering if there is an alternative? Cheers

1 reply , 264 views Jack, United Kingdom - Thu, 24 Apr 2014


HPV - cervical cancer

Is it true that men are carriers of the HPV virus but that they cannot be tested? Is this how you get cervical cancer? Thanx, Helen

1 reply , 309 views Helen, herts - Tue, 22 Apr 2014

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