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Sexual Health, Reproductive Health & HIV Policy eBulletin Feb 2023

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One of the most significant developments this month is in relation to the establishment of safe access zones around abortion clinics. The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recently published a report highlighting the need for safe access zones to be introduced, to prevent intimidation and harassment of patients and staff. Last week, the House of Lords passed an amendment to the Public Order Bill which brings these zones a step closer.

Other items to look out for in this month’s round-up include: an article on the nursing workforce issues in sexual and reproductive healthcare; a new report from Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust on ending cervical cancer; new guidance on interactions between contraception and HIV treatment; news that mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B has been eliminated in England; and a progress report from the Scottish Government on the Women’s Health Plan.

In this month’s eFeature, Takudzwa Mukiwa, Head of Social Marketing at the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) takes us behind the scenes of the new campaign for this year’s National HIV Testing Week, taking place this week.

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