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Contraception Education was founded in 2001 by Barbara Hastings-Asatourian, a Qualified Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor and Senior Nurse Lecturer.

It all began when she designed Contraception: The Board Gamean interactive resource.  The aim was to educate young people about safe sex, healthy relationships and pregnancy.  It was a huge success and as Barbara developed yet more innovative products she won the following awards:

  • Finalist in British Female Inventor of the Year - April 2003 and 2007;
  • Finalist in North West Entrepreneur of the Year - July 2003;
  • Finalist in Salford Export Excellence Awards - 2002, 2003 and 2004;
  • Finalist in DTI E-Commerce Awards - October 2005;
  • Winner of Exceptional Exporter Award (UKTI, Salford City Council) - 2006;
  • Winner of Special Recognition Award (BFIIN) London - April 2007;
  • Winner of Special Recognition Award (EUWIIN) Berlin - June 2007; and
  • Ambassador for Womens Enterprise DTI - June 2007.


Barbara has always worked in the community both here in the UK and Worldwide, with a strong focus on health promotion.  She has now retired but can be contacted on 01457 850860 for one-off teaching days.

Contraception Education is now managed by Sara Ashpital and is a thriving online store.  The focus is still on safe sex, but has many additional resources for Personal, Social and Health Education in general.  With a brand new and improved website, Sara will continue to promote safe sex and healthy relationships with a wide variety of resources.

Sara can be contacted on either 0161 312 8355 or sara@contraceptioneducation.co.uk.

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