June issue of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV Policy eBulletin out now
Date: 14 Jun 2022
Type: FSRH News and Information
The June edition of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV Policy eBulletin is out now. It brings together the latest research and new tools from the sector to support more effective delivery of care, alongside wider policy and clinical developments. The edition includes useful information and guidance in relation to monkeypox. Other updates in the edition include activity focused on the establishment of buffer zones around abortion clinics and a new policy report on the needs of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in relation to HIV in the UK.
In this month’s eFeature James Woolgar, Sexual and Reproductive Health Commissioning Lead in Liverpool and Chair of the English HIV and Sexual Health Commissioners’ Group, gives us his perspective on commissioning joined-up sexual and reproductive health services in Liverpool – with a particular focus on improving access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). James highlights that opportunities such as the upcoming Women’s Health Strategy and the development of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) have the potential to help address concerns around access, equity, and consistency of care.
This month’s eBulletin also covers Office for National Statistics (ONS) data on conceptions in England and Wales for 2020, a joint position statement on best practice for menopause care and new HIV Prevention England guidance on providing opt-out HIV testing in emergency departments.