SH:24 in the news
Our team loves working with journalists to spread the word – everyone can and should take charge of their sexual health.
We have a passionate team of clinicians and spokespeople ready to share expert advice on sexual health and wellbeing, contraception and STI testing. And we love to chat about how digital services like ours are revolutionising sexual health.
Our experts have appeared in:
Channel 4, Embarrassing Bodies
The Embarrassing Bodies ‘Testival' event saw our sexual health nurses Helen Burkett and Abi Degg working with presenter David Whitely to show the importance of regular STI testing.
"Never rely on anyone else’s test results!" says Helen [Burkett, Senior Sexual Health and Contraception Nurse at SH:24] "If your partner gets a negative test result, this doesn’t mean you will too. [...] It’s really important to do your own test, even if you consider yourself to be low risk."
"Dr Paula Baraitser, of SH:24 sexual health clinic, says for anyone coming off [the pill] it’s about weighing the advantages and disadvantages.[...] “These are difficult and complicated decisions and the factors influencing them change over time.” She encourages women to keep records and revisit decisions regularly."
"People living with disabilities have sexual thoughts, feelings and activities like everyone else, but experience barriers in accessing information and services. [...] assumptions that people living with disabilities do not need sexual and reproductive health services are the most damaging."
“You’ve probably heard of a dental dam for oral sex, but if you’re anything like me before I started working for a sexual health service, you’ve probably never actually seen one. Originally used for dentistry, they are quite expensive and hard to get hold of, so unless your local sexual health clinic has them I would recommend a DIY version: the cut up condom!”
"If people can keep testing going and everyone gets tested while on this break, it's a once-in-a-lifetime event really," says Justin Harbottle, who works for SH:24"
SH:24 in the news
GCN (Gay community news)
"Now, anyone in the Republic of Ireland aged 17 and over can order a test kit online, which is delivered for free to the person’s preferred address."
“The high standards of care we saw at SH:24 were exemplary. The privacy and dignity of patients was paramount, and they were treated with compassion and kindness.”
"I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say the discovery of these free kits has changed my life – and my sexual health. Here’s hoping it does the same for you.”
"They offer a fantastic free service where people can order discreet STI home testing kits and receive their results in a few days."