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What You Get in the Autumn Magazine

Autumn 2019 – Sphere magazine (18 pages in print version, and the e-version is single column for easy reading.)

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Discover some smart women who took the trouble to find out about herpes before they made a YouTube video about it!

Find out what sexual health consultant Dr Charlotte Hopkins told us at our AGM. You will wish she was your doctor!

Life coach Dena Michelli tells us how to move on – it’s easier than you think when you understand the process.

Are you interested in learning whether or not you have to tell a partner? Marian went to a sexual health conference where there was an in depth look at this controversial subject.

Read about our Woman’s Hour experience – Marian and two members were featured – from about minute 6.

‘My Story’ from Jane – wonderful to read other people’s experience.

Timings and details of ‘THE DAY’ on November 30th – and remember to check events page:

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Go to and give a review of the hospital, the doctor, the clinic who needs a compliment or a piece of ‘constructive criticism’. This website has already resulted in better treatment on a children’s ward. It’s a brilliant way for us to comment on sexual health services as you can remain anonymous. When completed, chose HVA as ‘your charity’ and we get 5p. Hey, every little helps!

See articles from past Spheres here.  See an example of the full magazine here.

Back copies of Sphere

You can also order back copies of Sphere.  For instance you can read a talk on the psychology of having herpes simplex given by Dr John Green on “Getting your head around it”.

He made us laugh! A total of ten pages printed in two successive journals. We print an almost verbatim report of his talk including the question and answer session and his views on the (non-issue) of the Crown Prosecution Service’s guidelines on ‘deliberate infection with an STI’.  His attitude was that if he was called as an expert witness, he would use the court to ridicule the idea of attempting to bring a case about this. But he does not expect, ever, to see a person in the dock for transmitting herpes simplex.  He laughed and said something about how you cannot call herpes simplex ‘a serious condition’. His whole talk was very amusing and the report is sprinkled with [LAUGHTER] notes so that readers can feel what it was like to be in the room. (They are in SPHEREs 21/3 and 21/4.)

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