FSRH statement: Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare welcomes inclusion of gender health inequalities in Feminist Scorecard

Posted 21 April 2020

Date: 21 Apr 2020

Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements

Today, the Women’s Equality Network Wales and Oxfam Wales are launching the second edition of the Feminist Scorecard, charting progress towards achieving equality for women and girls. The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) welcomes the inclusion of gender health inequalities as a key policy area for action by the Welsh Government.

The recommendations in the gender health inequalities policy area support our vision of holistic, high-quality sexual and reproductive healthcare for women across their life course.

Dr Jane Dickson, Vice President of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), said:

"We welcome the publication of the Feminist Scorecard today and are pleased to support the health recommendations as clear examples of actions that would directly improve health inequalities for women in Wales.

“Despite progress in recent years, challenges in the provision of women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare in Wales remain. The Review of Sexual Health in Wales 2017/18 identified inequalities in access as a key issue; for instance, in accessibility to, and availability of abortion services.

“We particularly support the inclusion of menstrual wellbeing in statutory relationships and sexuality education in schools; a public health campaign on menopause; the provision of a pan-Wales diagnostic and management service for endometriosis including the provision of specialist nurses in every health board; and the introduction of both specialist Mother and Baby Units (MBU) and recurrent miscarriage clinics in Wales.

“The Feminist Scorecard is a timely contribution to the debate on gendered health inequalities, and we look forward to working with partners and the Welsh Government on its recommendations.”


For further information please contact Camila Azevedo, FSRH External Affairs Manager, at cazevedo@fsrh.org / 07379408587

Notes to editors:

  • The Feminist Scorecard can be found here.
  • The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) is the largest UK professional membership organisation working at the heart of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), supporting healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care. It works with its 15,000 members, to shape sexual reproductive health for all. It produces evidence-based clinical guidance, standards, training, qualifications and research into SRH. It also delivers conferences and publishes the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health in partnership with the BMJ.