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

Posted 13 October 2022

Date: 13 Oct 2022

Type: FSRH Press Releases and Statements

The October edition of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV Policy eBulletin is out now. It brings together the research and new tools from the sector to support more effective delivery of care, alongside wider policy and clinical issues. This edition covers latest developments relating to Monkeypox including case numbers, an antiviral medication trial, and calls for action from the Government. Other updates include new data from the UK Health Security Agency on STIs and HIV and NHS Digital data on contraceptive services in England.

Following World Mental Health Day on 10 October, this month’s eFeature, written by Amy McKeown – a consultant focused on mental health, health and wellbeing and women’s Health – looks at the mental health impact around unplanned pregnancy and the importance of protecting the right to abortion. Ms McKeown highlights the need for joined-up and long-term thinking on unplanned pregnancy, alongside a focus on prevention, effective contraceptive care and high-quality abortion care.

The October edition of the eBulletin also covers new Government Cabinet appointments of interest following Liz Truss becoming Prime Minister, including Thérèse Coffey as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and a new survey from Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust focused on the opportunities and challenges the UK faces in eliminating cervical cancer.

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