Event summary and minutes: launch of "Women's Lives, Women's Rights" report on access to contraception

Posted 12 September 2020

Date: 12 Sep 2020

Type: All-Party Parliamentary Group on SRH

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health launched its report Women’s Lives, Women’s Rights: Strengthening Access to Contraception Beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic on 10th September 2020. You can find a link to the event summary below.

The launch took place over Zoom and was attended by 200 stakeholders in the sexual and reproductive health sector.

The APPG’s Co-Chair Dame Diana Johnson DBE MP said:

“The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of easy access to contraception in the lives of women. At a time when many of us feel less certain about our futures, it’s more vital than ever that women can exercise choice over what happens to their bodies and in their lives. However, our Inquiry found that for many women, getting access to the contraception that best suits them is difficult and time-consuming.”

The report was welcomed by representatives from health organisations including the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of GPs, the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing and the Faculty of Public Health.

You can view and download minutes for the event by clicking here.