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Lauren C

Lauren C

Name: Lauren Cowley
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Oswestry, North Shropshire
Campaign: To stop the spread of STIs

Although we are taught sex education in school, my team and I feel that young people aren’t quite as clued up as they could be when it comes to matters relating to sexual health.

We’re concerned by this lack of knowledge and are worried that it’s resulting in the spread of STIs.

With Fixers, we’ve helped create a poster campaign to encourage those who are having sex to wear a condom.

We hope to get young people to talk about sexual health to ensure that they don’t put themselves, or their partners, at risk.

Melissa Verrin, Shauna Burke and Charlotte Ede are helping me with this Fix.

Walford and North Shropshire College
The team at the Oswestry campus have helped facilitate our Fixers project.

 

NHS Sexual Health Advisor, Becky Pye

Becky supported our campaign by providing an interview for the broadcast item.

May 2015
We launched our Fixers posters on Monday 11th May during an event at the Walford and North Shropshire College Oswestry campus. We offered students information about sexual health and gave them a quiz on the topic. We handed out free condoms and flyers and after the event put our posters up around the college to continue to raise awareness. We received positive feedback on the day. You can read some of the comments below.

 

'This campaign is really good as there are some young people that have unprotected sex. No-one talks about STIs. We should encourage more young people to talk about this so they know the dangers.'

'It's embarrasing to buy condoms so this is a really good idea to hold a stall at the college during break time where you can learn about STIs and be given free condoms and information.'


'At school we did have sex education but there wasn't so much on sexual health. This is a good way to let more young people know about it.'

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