April issue of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health, and HIV Policy eBulletin is out now
Date: 05 Apr 2023
Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements
The April edition of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health, and HIV Policy eBulletin is out now. It brings together data and new tools from the sector to support more effective delivery of care, alongside wider policy and clinical issues. The edition includes recent positive announcements on women’s health, including the Department for Health and Social Care’s announcement of new funding to support establishing women’s health hubs in England. Other updates in the edition include the roll-out of specialist care centres for pregnant women with health conditions, new research into mpox and uncontrolled HIV, as well as the availability of hormone replacement therapy through prepayment certificates to significantly reduce costs for thousands of women.
In this month’s eFeature, Dr Helen Dring-Turner, Interim Designated Neurodivergence Lead at Brook, explains the organisation’s commitment to making its sexual health and wellbeing services work for neurodivergent young people. Dr Helen highlights recent research showing the difficulties faced by neurodivergent and neurodiverse young people in accessing sexual health services and education, and outlines Brook's work to improve access and representation for neurodivergent people.
Other items to look out for in this month’s round-up include: the allocation of the Public Health Grant to local authorities, updated clinical guidance on intrauterine contraception, and NHS England roll-out of specialist care centres for pregnant women with health conditions.