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

Posted 9 February 2023

Date: 09 Feb 2023

Type: FSRH News and Information

The February 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. This edition covers developments regarding safe access zones around abortion clinics, and their inclusion as an amendment to the Public Order Bill.  Other updates include an article from Advanced Nurse Practitioner and FSRH Council Nurse Representative Ruth Bailey on the nursing workforce crisis, an announcement from UKHSA on the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B, and a report from Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust on ending cervical cancer. 

Coinciding with National HIV Testing Week, this month’s eFeature written by Takudzwa Mukiwa – Head of Social Marketing at the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), takes us behind the scenes of the new ‘I Test’ campaign, explaining the reasons behind and process of devising the new testing campaign. Takzudwa explains the creative development process of the new campaign, and how it was designed to be relevant to both target audiences; gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM), and heterosexual people of Black African ethnicity (BA).

The February edition of the eBulletin also covers new guidance from the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) on interactions between contraception and HIV treatment, a progress report from the Scottish Government on the Women’s Health Plan, and NHS and UKHSA statistics on the rate of cervical screening and HPV vaccination.  

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