Condoms have sadly seen a dramatic drop in popularity among 16-24 yr olds recently which is increasing the rates of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia again. This age group accounts for 55% of those STI's with 47% of them saying they have had sex with a new partner without a condom. When I was at school (not very long ago lets face it) condoms were promoted as practically a necessity when it comes to sex (1).
In the USA, Planned Parenthood (the leading contraceptives provider there) saw a 900% spike in IUD fittings in the first few weeks of Trump’s presidency as women were terrified their right to contraceptives would be taken away from them.
Most of us know about the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome. But a lot less of us know how important it is to have healthy vagina flora too. When it gets out of balance it can lead to some serious stuff like; a weakness to some sexual transmitted infections, HIV, pelvic inflammatory disease, urinary tract infections.