Co-Chair of APPG writes in i newspaper on access to contraception

Posted 20 September 2020

Date: 20 Sep 2020

Type: All-Party Parliamentary Group on SRH

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health's recent report on access to contraception, Women's Lives, Women's Rights, has received widespread media coverage.

Dame Diana Johnson DBE MP, the APPG's Co-Chair, has written about the report's findings for the i newspaper. Dame Diana details the report's findings, and notes that for many women, getting access to the contraception that suits them best is becoming increasingly difficult.

She writes: 

"If we want to improve access to contraception, there’s a pressing need to structure care around the needs of women. This is particularly true for groups who struggle to access services, such as ethnic minority groups, young women and women from poorer communities."

Dame Diana has also blogged for the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV Policy eBulletin on the report's findings. 

The report has also been covered by the BBC, the Guardian and the Evening Standard.

You can read the report Women's Lives, Women's Rights: Strengthening access to contraception beyond the Covid-19 pandemic here.