Women now offered free contraceptive pills in pharmacies

Women in England can now get a first prescription of the pill and repeat orders without having to see a GP, in a move that makes access to free contraception even more convenient.

Pharmacies across the country are now offering the new service, increasing choice for women in the ways in which they can access contraception.

The rollout is part of the government and the NHS’s...

Walk and Talk: Is there a place you feel unsafe?

Walk and Talk is a new initiative in Devon and Cornwall asking women aged 18 and over: “Is there a place you feel unsafe? Take us there”.

Devon & Cornwall Police will be linking up with women in person to understand more about what our region looks like and feels like, seeking to understand more through first-hand experience about the places and spaces where women feel unsafe....

Plymouth says ENOUGH — no more excuses: Let’s end violence against women and girls

Local women’s charity Trevi has launched its city-wide campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and says ENOUGH!

Over the last five years, the number of domestic abuse incidents has been increasing in Plymouth, and it accounts for 27% of all violent crimes in the city compared to the national average of 16%. Last year alone, there were 6,933 reported cases of...

Project NightEye: Tackling violence against women and girls

Devon & Cornwall Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner are committed to tackling violence against women and girls, wherever it happens - not least on a night out, which everyone should be able to enjoy without fear of crime.

This has led to the creation of Project NightEye, a policing approach that makes the evening and night-time a hostile environment for men intent on...

Record number of runners finish half marathon in support of women affected by domestic abuse and violence

Almost 50 runners pounded the streets of Plymouth at the weekend in aid of leading women’s charity, Trevi

Sunday, 14 May, played host to Plymouth’s annual Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon, 10k and 5k events. The atmosphere was buzzing as runners, both women and men, came out in force to support Trevi in celebrating their 30th Anniversary and raise over £8500!

Runners came with all...

West Country Women Awards 2023 open for nominations

The West Country Women Awards 2023 are open for nominations for the second year to boost celebrating and recognising the work of women across the region.

Alexis Bowater OBE and Tess Stuber are once again running the West Country Women Awards and this year there are some extras to enjoy.

The first podcast series: WEST COUNTRY WOMEN is due to be recorded later this month with...

Take up golf and add years to your life

… Honiton Golf Club (HGC) are supporting more women and girls in East Devon to do just that.

Female golfers make up less than 20% of memberships in most golf clubs. Honiton Golf Club are working hard to change that. But how?

Working closely with England Golf, HGC has recently been awarded the Women in Golf Charter . This prestigious accreditation signals the on-going...

Housing association increases number of women in trades

A housing association has boosted the number of female trades in its workforce as part of a campaign designed to attract more women into practical careers.

LiveWest appointed 26 apprentices, trainees and improvers last year and seven of those were female which represents 27% of the new arrivals.

It means the social housing provider now has 16 females working across its 420-...

Devon women named in Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling

Two women from Devon have been named in Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling. Judith Smith and Ruby Davison were included for their work encouraging women to cycle.

They join TV and film actress Maxine Peake, BBC Radio 4 presenter, Melanie Abbott and gold medal winners Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker in the cycling charity’s list recognising significant achievements in promoting women...

Can I have the Covid-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant?

Reassurance for women on pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding

The NHS in Devon is offering reassurance to women that they can have the Covid-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and that it will not impact on their fertility.

Government advice states that:

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines have any effect on fertility or your chances of becoming
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