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Today is the start of #SHW2020! Each day this week, I'll be tweeting about Britain's long, tempestuous and ever-so-slightly bonkers love–hate relationship with its #sexualhealth.

Darlings, brace yourselves. 💋 #SHW20 Image
We begin with the Victorians, who, contrary to popular belief, were obsessed with sex. In the C19, the only known #STIs were syphilis and gonorrhoea. Diagnosis depended on observable symptoms (no blood tests/smears). Effective treatments were non-existent. Image: @ExploreWellcome Image
In 1864 the British government introduced the Contagious Diseases Acts, intended to protect the armed forces through 'regulation' of 'common prostitutes'. The Acts gave police almost-unlimited discretionary powers to arrest any woman they thought might be soliciting. Image: HCPP Image
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A thread 🚨 on #Contraceptives and #Family planning:
Many types of contraception available to try to best cater to everyones needs and specific wants:
- hormonal vs non hormonal
- long acting (5-10 years) and short acting (days - months)
The hormonals are
- OCPs: the pill, taken daily in order to be effective
- DepoProvera: a progestin injection administered 3 monthly
- Jadelle: an implant in your upper arm which works for 5 years
- Mirena: a device which is placed in your uterus and lasts for 5 years
Hormonals available FOC at Govt health facilities are OCPs, Depo and Jadelle. Mirena's can be purchased from some local private pharmacies.
Side effects of hormonal contraceptives include:
Rashes, headaches, changes in appetite (not weight gain), altered menstrual flow, nausea
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Not sure what to expect at the 2019 BHP Research Showcase? Our free public event will be held at @qehbham on Fri 17 May, where you can get hands-on with our health research. If you want to #BePartOfResearch, take a look through our exhibitor info THREAD >…
Our #cardiology stand will focus on current studies that are changing & saving the lives of our patients. Our cardiology team is one of the largest in the UK and works closely with @ICVS_UoB to treat every type of #heartdisease
.@UmbrellaHealth is the home of #sexualhealth services for Brum & Solihull. They'll be here with interactive displays highlighting research into #HIV and #STIs, including #antimicrobialresistance and bacterial vaginosis >>
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