FSRH updates advice for women seeking contraception, abortion and other SRH services as lockdown eases

Posted 14 July 2020

Date: 14 Jul 2020

Type: FSRH News and Information

We have updated our advice for women who are looking to access abortion, contraception and other sexual and reproductive care as services normalise in the next stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is crucial that women know how to access care when they need it. This is why we’ve produced an update to our practical guide for patients who need to access contraception, abortion care and other sexual and reproductive health services.

As lockdown eases, it is likely that services will be able to offer a broader range of care, subject to the circumstances of the individual service provider as well as patients’ circumstances. Our new guide contains updated information on which services may be available to women, as well as details on how to contact services in all four nations of the UK.

The guide is designed to be used and distributed by healthcare professionals who want to support women to understand their options for contraception and sexual health care during the pandemic.

We are encouraging all healthcare professionals to share this with patients, colleagues and any local health networks they may be aware of. We believe it’s vital to ensure that women have access to the information they need to make the best choices for their sexual and reproductive health.

Click here to view FSRH’s Covid-19 resources and information for professionals.

Click here to view the original Advice for women seeking access to contraception, abortion and other SRH services during Covid-19 (published April 2020).