Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Government cuts are brewing a sexual health crisis

Government cuts are brewing a sexual health crisis Rising demand for sexual health care amid reduced budgets and privatisation puts further strain on an under-resourced sector

Sex has got a lot to answer for. The UK is facing a rising demand for sexual health and contraceptive care. Unacceptable levels of sexual coercion and female genital mutilation (FGM) are being reported, sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses are increasing [pdf], and the UK still has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in western Europe.

Despite all of this, key services are facing monstrous budget cuts alongside so many other sectors of our increasingly weary NHS. This means clinic closures, the dissolution of preventative health programmes, further pressure on already overloaded GP practices, and horrifying long-term financial costs.

Sexual health services play a key role in protecting the health of the nation ... sufficient funding is crucial 'Continue reading... The Guardian

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