This year’s Sexual Health Week 2018, organised by the sexual health charity fpa, is all about consent. It’s also the ideal opportunity for us to raise our awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts and gonorrhoea.
According to the British Liver Trust, more than one in five people is at risk of developing liver disease. But a new study published in the Lancet suggests that while more than 60,000 adults in the UK have cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, almost three quarters of them don’t realise it.
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign run by the charity Ovarian Cancer Action. The campaign aims to make more people aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, which is the sixth most common cancer among women in this country.
According to Endometriosis UK it takes an average of 7.5 years to get a diagnosis of endometriosis in this country. So during this year's Endometriosis Awareness Week (March 3 - 11, 2018), the charity is hoping to raise awareness of the condition among affected women who may not yet have been diagnosed.