World Contraception Day – How much do you know about contraception? Take our quiz!

How much do you know about contraception?
How much do you know about contraception?

Monday 26th September is World Contraception Day, perhaps one of the more important ‘Awareness Days’ of the year. First launched in 2007, the aim is to inform young people to help them make more sensible and smart choices regarding their sexual lifestyle.

According to Public Health England, people aged 15 to 24 make up around 36% of gonorrhoea, chlamydia, genital warts, herpes and syphilis diagnoses in 2015. However it’s not only young people who need to be informed. Shockingly, a survey that the Family Planning Association ran found that 68% of the general public had never had a STI test.

To help test your knowledge this Contraception Day, charity Plan UK have put together a new quiz with various questions about different types of contraception and sexual health myths from around the world. Although a lot of the myths featured in quiz seem quite harmless, they do have a serious impact on sexual health and well-being around the world.

Take the quiz here: http://www.plan-uk.org/news/news-and-features/contraception-myths/

Optic Neuritis – what treatments have you received for optic neuritis? Take our poll


Optic Neuritis
Optic Neuritis
For many of us optic neuritis is one of the first symptoms that present for multiple sclerosis.  You may be interested in a previous blog we ran where many of our readers told their optic neuritis story.  You can read them here http://patienttalk.org/?p=312.

That being said their are a number of other conditions which can also lead to optic neuritis.  These include syphilis, Lyme disease, herpes zoster, lupus, neurosarcoidosis, inflammatory bowel disease, vasculitis, and diabetes.

Today we would like to explore in more detail the treatments people have received for optic neuritis.

It would be great if you could take our poll below to share your experiences.

Feel free to use the comments box below to add anything you think may be of interest to our readers.

Thanks in advance