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

Posted 26 January 2022

Date: 26 Jan 2022

Type: FSRH News and Information

The January edition of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV Policy eBulletin is out now. The edition includes the Government’s publication of a Vision for the Women’s Health Strategy which sets out that the Strategy will take a life course approach, understanding the changing health and care needs of women and girls and seeking to improve experience and outcomes of care. Other updates in the edition include new draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on reducing sexually transmitted infections and the publication of latest cervical screening statistics for England.

In this month’s eFeature, Dame Diana Johnson DBE MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health, shares her reflections on progress made in 2021 in improving access to sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) such as the positive impact of telemedicine for Early Medical Abortion and the availability of certain progestogen-only contraceptive pills in pharmacies without a prescription. She also highlights the actions still needed to ensure women and girls have full control over their reproductive health.

This month’s eBulletin also covers studies published in the Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology journal on the impact of climate change on reproductive, perinatal and paediatric health and a recently-published guide from the Children’s Commissioner for England on talking to children about online sexual harassment, as well as policy updates such as progress with the Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill in Northern Ireland.

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