Free condoms to be made available to students from September

Posted in Governance and administration on August 5th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Free condoms are to be made available at third level institutions from September, the Minister for Health Simon Harris has confirmed. The service is part of a targetted government strategy to promote sexual health. Figures show that last year, 409,319 condoms and 287,565 lubricant sachets were delivered through the National Condom Distribution Service …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 5 August]

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UCD’s SU can no longer confirm the availability of cost free PrEP

Posted in Governance and administration on July 8th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Talks to provide UCD students with free pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are still ongoing, despite confirmation of cost-free availability of the drug on July 1st. A press statement released on Monday July 1st by UCD Student Union announced that PrEP medication would be available from the UCD on-campus pharmacy, free of cost to any student with a prescription, come September …” (more)

[Sally Madden, The College View, 7 July]

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UCD to Offer Free PrEP Medication to Students

Posted in Governance and administration on July 1st, 2019 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) today announced that Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medication – which significantly reduces the risk of contracting the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – will be available free of charge on UCD’s campus from September 2019 …” (more)

[Aoife Kearins, University Times, 1 July]

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IT Carlow says claims made by TD about rise in STIs on campus are completely false

Posted in Governance and administration on June 20th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The head of student services at IT Carlow says a claim that STIs are on the rise in the college doesn’t correlate with the information they have whatsoever. Rosemary Flynn responded this morning to Stephen Donnelly’s claims that there had been an increase in Sexually Transmitted Infections on the campus …” (more)

[MaryAnn Vaughan, KCLR96FM, 19 June]

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Plan for vending machines to give out free condoms in universities and pubs

Posted in Governance and administration on December 31st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Vending machines could be used to dispense free condoms in a drive to reduce crisis pregnancies and promote sexual health. The HSE is seeking to provide free condoms in colleges and among ‘at risk’ groups. The installation of machines in pubs and clubs has emerged as one of the options to be investigated as the HSE researches the best way to distribute the condoms …” (more)

[Laura Larkin, Independent, 31 December]

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University of Limerick working with HSE after ‘outbreak’ of STIs on campus

Posted in Governance and administration on December 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has said it is working closely with the HSE following ‘an outbreak’ of sexually transmitted diseases on campus. An email which warned ‘urgent alert to all students’ was issued to the student population by the UL Student Health Centre advising of ‘an outbreak of Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia on campus’ …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 14 December]

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First ever Irish university taught course on sexuality and sexual health education will begin in September

Posted in Teaching on July 7th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The first ever Irish university taught course on sexuality and sexual health education will begin in September at Dublin City University. Running parallel to that programme will be another first — this autumn, DCU will also offer a taught course on relationships and sexuality for people with intellectual disability …” (more)

[Áilín Quinlan, Irish Examiner, 7 July]

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Students at NUI Galway are getting an STI clinic

Posted in Governance and administration on June 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is to get an STI clinic. The students’ union (SU) at the college today announced they had secured funding for the clinic, which will serve its 17,500 students. The students’ union already distributes condoms to students year-round, but hopes that this latest move …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 27 June]

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