Wednesday, 11 July 2012

PCTs restricting access to sexual health services - report

PCTs restricting access to sexual health services - report: MPs have warned the government that some trusts are actively restricting women from accessing contraceptive services, in a new report published today. The report of the APPG Inquiry into restrictions in access to contraception services is published today (10 July).
Healthy Women, Healthy Lives? The Cost of Curbing Access to Contraception Services (PDF) found that restrictions in access to contraception included:
  • restricting access to contraception for over 25s
  • restricting access to contraception services to residents-only
  • restrictions on access to long-acting reversible methods of contraception (LARC) through GP referral only.

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