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FSRH Position Statement on Contraception
FSRH believes it is a fundamental right for men and women living in the UK to have confidential access to the full range of contraceptive methods from services based in Pharmacies, General Practice, Community Clinics and the Acute Hospital sector. Men and women living in the UK should always have the right to choose in which setting they would prefer to access contraception.
Our vision is a UK where a rights-based approach to contraceptive care is designed around the needs of the individual and is of high-quality irrespective of the care setting in which it is delivered. We believe that all specialist services should provide open-access care with the full range of contraceptive services available, including emergency contraception, with extended opening hours to ensure access for all. Where an individual’s needs are beyond the scope of that particular care setting or service, there should be a system of rapid referral in place locally.