Do you know your chlamydia from your contraception?

Women’s Health Concern has been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant of £10,000 to help raise awareness of sexual health issues and sexually transmitted infections.

The Sexual Health Awareness Campaign, aimed at women of all ages, starts in April.

The campaign aims to educate, advise and reassure women on a variety of sexual health and contraception issues. It will reach out to women via local radio interviews with medical professionals, direct mail leafleting, a series of web articles and a lively workshop with lifestyle tips and celebrity speakers ‘Living and loving well beyond 40!’.

Patrick Shervington MBE, Trustee of Women’s Health Concern, is very grateful to the Big Lottery Fund and is keen to spend the money where it will have maximum educational impact.

‘The principal aim of our Sexual Health Awareness campaign is to improve the quality of life for the thousands of women that we are able to reach out to and spread the word on the crucial importance of sexual health education on wellbeing. We also want to highlight the potential longer-term effects of Sexually Transmitted Infections.’

Factsheets and leaflets

Health information and factsheets on gynaecological, sexual health and other conditions are downloadable from

this website.

New factsheets, prepared by our medical advisers specifically for the Lottery-funded sexual health campaign are:

  • Contraception
  • Contraception for the older woman
  • HRT – What you should know about the risks and benefits – our most popular leaflet to date
  • Pyscho-sexual health (coming soon)

Free workshop – top lifestyle tips and smart sexual health

As part of the Sexual Health Awareness Campaign, Women’s Health Concern is running a lively workshop.

This takes place in Marlow, Bucks on the evening of Tuesday 8 June 2010 and is free of charge to those who pre-register.

Living and loving well beyond 40!

The workshop features medical experts and celebrity speakers covering top lifestyle tips and smart sexual health, to stay fit, healthy and happy at 40 and beyond.

Workshop delegates could win a Crowne Plaza spa day; a six-week membership at the leisure club – both kindly donated by the Crowne Plaza at Marlow; a bundle of self-help books including ‘The Joy of Sex’ and others by psychologist, broadcaster and agony aunt, Susan Quilliam.

There will also be an open forum for questions, prize draw and free goody bags.

Ask one of our medical professionals a question on sexual health

A BIG thank-you to the Big Lottery Fund for making this campaign possible.