Sexual Health Week 2023

Posted 8 September 2023

Date: 08 Sep 2023

Type: FSRH News and Information

This year’s Sexual Health Week theme is ‘playing it safe', which promotes the delivery of safe, accessible sexual health services wherever people need them; and the right to high-quality education to empower people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.

To support this year’s theme, we’ve listed a variety of resources, activities, and campaign work, both for you and for you to share with your patients. Read on to find out how you can join the conversation and show your support for Sexual Health Week 2023. 


Resources for clinicians:

Resources for patients: 


Hatfield Vision  

The FSRH Hatfield Vision sets out 16 goals to tackle reproductive health disparities, including:  

Access and standards of contraceptive care 

  • Integrated Care Systems (ICS), local authorities and providers promote the fulfilment of SRH rights including offering women and girls the full range of contraceptive methods in the location of their choosing, with quick access to local general practice and specialist services when needed. 
  • Enhanced access to contraceptive care, addressing the needs of all those who are the least well-served, with a particular focus on populations that experience the worst inequalities.  

Access to information 

  • Information is easily available to support women and girls in making decisions about their own reproductive health, regardless of age, ethnicity, language, disability, postcode, socioeconomic status, levels of literacy or religious belief. 

Find out more about our flagship campaign and learn how you can get involved.

FSRH Position Statements 

We believe that all young people have the right to high-quality SRH and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) to help them make informed decisions about contraceptive methods and current and future relationships. Importantly, we believe that young people should feel empowered to take responsibility for their sexual and reproductive health. 

Read our Position Statement on Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) 

Read our Position Statement on Young People 

You can find all our position statements here.

Have your say

Write to your MP 

We have launched a ‘Writing to your MP Guide and Template’ designed to assist individuals in writing to their MP to talk about their own experiences of accessing contraception. We are hoping it will lead to more conversation amongst decision makers and ultimately better strategy, enhanced resource, and greater funding for SRH. 

Spread the word

If you want to advocate for improved access to reproductive healthcare, you can download our social media cards and spread the word, using our hashtag #FSRH_HatfieldVision.

Want to promote safer sex and shout about Sexual Health Week 2023 on social media? Explore Brook’s #SHW23 social toolkit.