Contraception Choices for Black communities: An important new project

Posted 21 December 2020

Date: 21 Dec 2020

Type: FSRH News and Information

The FSRH have received funding from the PHE Sexual Health, Reproductive health and HIV annual Innovation Fund to work with UCL and Decolonising Contraception and Black communities to increase understanding and choices in contraception.

For the past 5 years, the PHE Sexual Health, Reproductive health and HIV annual Innovation Fund has supported volunteer organisations who are leading new approaches in addressing inequalities in sexual health, reproductive health and HIV. This year the fund has focused on supporting projects that are seeking to engage and support Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Alongside many other notable organisations including Trade Sexual Health and Terrence Higgins Trust, we have received funding to work in partnership with UCL and Decolonising Contraception to produce a video series by/with Black women and men to address the concerns and barriers they experience in accessing contraception.

The videos will feature Black men and women of African, Caribbean and mixed heritage and Black clinicians who are UK based. The videos will be informed by focus groups and interviews with participants from these communities and once complete will become part of the Contraceptive Choices website – a well-used and credible source of information on contraception for all.

Jane Hatfield, CEO of the FSRH said ‘We are delighted that PHE have recognised the need for black women and men’s voices to be heard in shaping information about contraception. We are looking forward to working with our partners to ensure these videos address directly the concerns and interests of black women and men in relation to contraception'.