- Crisis Pregnancy Help
- Sex Education
- Support for Services
- Research & Policy
- Media & Info
The HSE Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme recognises consistent use of contraception as the best way to prevent unplanned pregnancy and focuses on condom use in reducing sexually transmitted infections. Our research has shown which groups are less likely to use contraception every time they have sex and allowed us to direct programmes where they are most needed.
The Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme runs targeted information campaigns to increase knowledge of contraception and available services. The Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme also works to support and inform contraceptive service providers, such as GPs and pharmacists, to improve access to contraceptive services and to support more consistent use.
The Think Contraception campaign for sexually active 18–24 year olds aims to promote consistent contraceptive use. It also provides a guide to contraceptive methods and information on sexually transmitted infections. The campaign website, www.thinkcontraception.ie, is a source of information for men and women living in Ireland who want to learn more about their sexual and reproductive health, especially contraception.
b4udecide.ie –A sexual health education initiative that was developed to support teenagers, specifically 14-16 year olds, to make healthy, responsible decisions about relationships and sexual health and provides age appropriate information on contraception.
Contraception 35-55 – A fertility and contraception awareness campaign to address the finding that women aged 35-55 were a group at risk of crisis pregnancy, mainly due to lack of knowledge around fertility.