A message to our members from FSRH President, Dr Janet Barter: Channel 4 Pill Revolution

Posted 9 June 2023

Date: 09 Jun 2023

Type: FSRH News and Information

Together, we're raising the profile of sexual and reproductive healthcare.

The recent channel 4 documentary on the pill invites us and challenges us all to have a conversation about contraception. The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare improves the lives of women by supporting our members across the health service, the vast majority of whom are in primary care.  

As such, today I want to recognise, value and thank all of you who are highly trained, highly skilled, and who are improving the lives of women.  

You, our members, are a highly trained and skilled professional, delivering essential sexual and reproductive healthcare for women every day.  

We’re committed to advocating for the resources and support you need to continue this vital service. 

Together, we're working to achieve our vision of better healthcare for all. 

Dr Janet Barter, FSRH President  

Advocating for you 

You’ve told us how important it is that we continue to advocate for high quality sexual and reproductive healthcare for all.  

There are so many ways we can work together to continue to raise the profile of vital issues around sexualand reproductive healthcare.  

From writing to your MP to supporting our flagship Hatfield Vision campaign, your voice matters.  

By continuing to advocate for women’s health together, we’re taking a step toward better healthcare for women, girls and all individuals.  
Supporting your practice: resources for clinicians 

UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC) The UK MEC helps clinicians decide what contraceptives they can safely recommend based on the medical conditions of patients in their care. 

FSRH Guidelines and Statements National Clinical Guidance produced by the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU). The CEU is accredited by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). 

FSRH Clinical Standards Service Standards produced by the FSRH Clinical Standards Committee.

SRH On-Demand If you are looking to refresh your knowledge, our suite of SRH On-Demand learning options enable you to train or upskill in key areas, at your own pace, on your own terms, at a time convenient to you. 

The link between hormonal contraception and mood Drawing on the leading evidence from the Faculty's Standards and Guidelines, listen to the most up-to-date analysis on the link between contraception and mood. 

Read the FSRH statement of IUD fitting and pain relief.

Ready to learn more? 

Visit our news and advocacy section and explore how we can work together to ensure high quality sexual and reproductive healthcare for all.