April issue of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV Policy eBulletin out now

Posted 12 April 2022

Date: 12 Apr 2022

Type: FSRH News and Information

The April edition of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV Policy eBulletin is out now. It brings together latest research and new tools from the sector to support more effective delivery of care, alongside wider policy and clinical developments. The edition includes an overview of the successful vote in Parliament to make permanent the temporary measures brought in to enable women to have an early medical abortion at home.

In this month’s eFeature researcher Dr Shardia Briscoe-Palmer, Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Nottingham, discusses the findings of the Black Voices on Contraception Choice project – a new series of videos looking at the views and experiences of Black people when accessing sexual and reproductive health services.

Discussing the videos, which were produced by Dr Briscoe-Palmer in collaboration with the University College London eHealth Unit and Decolonising Contraception, Dr Briscoe-Palmer highlights the work still to be done to ensure Black people have positive experiences of sexual and reproductive healthcare. This includes the need for a patient-centred approach to care – which is holistic, flexible and collaborative – and improved racial representation in clinic staffing at all levels.

This month’s eBulletin also covers changes to the HPV vaccination programme, updated guidelines for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to HIV and new data on waiting lists for gynaecology care following the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can read the April edition here and subscribe to the eBulletin here.