All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and

Reproductive Health in the UK (APPG SRH) is a group of

MPs and APPG Logo for SRHPeers seeking to raise awareness in Parliament of the needs of women seeking abortion and the importance of improving the sexual health of people in the UK.

 

We bring together Parliamentarians, experts and campaigners to examine issues within sexual and reproductive healthcare in the UK, and to explore options to improve healthcare through policy and legislative change. The Group is chaired by Baroness Barker and Diana Johnson MP.

 

 

The Inquiry into Access to Contraception

The APPG SRH opened Inquiry into Access to Contraception in 2019, in response to reports of women being unable to access contraception in a way that meets their needs. We reopened evidence submissions in May 2020 in order to examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's access to contraception.

The report for the Inquiry will be released in September 2020.

 

What is an All-Party Parliamentary Group?

An All-Party Parliamentary Group is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers who meet to discuss a particular issue of concern. APPGs examine policy issues relating to these issues, and they hold events and inquiries to understand them in more detail.

APPGs are ‘informal’ groups since they don’t play a formal role in developing legislation, but they are an effective way of bringing together parliamentarians and interested stakeholders.

What does the APPG on Sexual and Reproductive Health do?

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health (APPG SRH) exists to promote awareness in Parliament of issues surrounding sexual healthcare and reproductive healthcare, and the needs of women seeking abortion. We were founded as the Pro-Choice APPG.

We bring politicians, experts and campaigners together to examine issues within sexual and reproductive healthcare in the UK, and look at options to improve healthcare through policy and legislative change.

In recent years, we’ve held inquiries into access to contraception and the need for accountability and integration in sexual health, reproductive health and HIV care. We’ve hosted events in Parliament on FGM, relationships and sex education (RSE) and women’s reproductive health, to name but a few.

Who funds the APPG?

The All-Party Parliamentary Group is funded by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Marie Stopes UK and Bayer. 

 

About our funders

FSRH logo The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) is a faculty of the Royal College of the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. It was established on the 26th March 1993 as the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. FSRH’s specialist committees of SRH doctors and nurses work together to produce high quality training programmes, specialist conferences and events, clinical guidance and other SRH learning resources.
RCOG logo The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) works to improve health care for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s health care worldwide.
Marie Stopes logo Marie Stopes UK is an independent provider of quality, women-centred abortion care, providing services to around 62,000 women across England every year. Their medical and surgical abortion care includes counselling appointments, the option of post-abortion contraception, and a 24-hour aftercare support line. Marie Stopes UK is a country programme within the international NGO Marie Stopes International, one of the world’s largest providers of, and advocates for, sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Bayer logo Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. Bayer is dedicated to promoting sexual health worldwide, and has generously supported many global health and education initiatives with partners such as Women Deliver and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

 

 

How can I contact the APPG and stay up to date with the latest news and updates?

For media enquiries or general questions about the APPG SRH, please contact Alice Chilcott at appg@fsrh.org.

 

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