How can we retain access to contraceptive services when public funds are under pressure?
Emergency contraception made the headlines this week as newspapers revealed that the morning after pill is being sold on eBay for as little as £5. Although the coverage is welcomed, it fails to explore the complexities behind a woman’s decision to choose this risky solution. It also neglects to discuss alternative, safer options for access to emergency contraception.
Sexual health made headlines yesterday as shadow public health minister, Andrew Gwynne claimed in The Guardian that the Labour Party’s analysis had found as much as £40 million could be cut from local councils’ sexual health budgets and that this would have a consequent effect on (already increasing) STI rates. This analysis doesn’t take into account the opportunity for online STI testing services to deliver efficiency savings and improve access to STI testing through remote home testing.
Our service development director, Chris Howroyd, on why SMS text is our service users preferred communication method.
Today is the last day of Self Care Week, and this week we hosted a focus group on how people would want to experience emergency contraception services delivered through SH:24...