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

Posted 26 October 2021

Date: 26 Oct 2021

Type: Sexual and Reproductive Health News

The October edition of the Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV Policy eBulletin is out now. The edition includes the findings of a new study published in the BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health (BMJ SRH) on the impact of COVID-19 on access to contraception and pregnancy intentions. It also includes an overview of a new elearning session on Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex People from Health Education England elearning for healthcare, the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV and the Royal College of Physicians.

In this month’s eFeature, Dr Edward Mullins, Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction at Imperial College London – together with Midwifery, Obstetrics and Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare colleagues – describes the process of setting up a new clinical service to introduce post-birth contraception for all women in North West London. They outline the considerations and requirements at each stage of developing the service, including staffing and other resource needs, building a business case for sustaining the service and using routine clinical datasets to support service evaluation and improvement.

This month’s eBulletin also covers the Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan, which outlines principles and priorities to reduce inequalities and improve health for women in Scotland; a report from the National AIDS Trust (NAT) on HIV and mental health, as well as broader policy developments such as the Spending Review 2021 and the launch of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

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