Women in England to be allowed to take second early abortion pill at home
Confirmation on changes to English rules around misoprostol which brings England into line with Scotland and Wales allowing the second pill to be taken at home:
A joint faculty and RCOG statement is here: https://www.fsrh.org/news/rcog-and-fsrh-statement-on-women-in-england-being-able-to-take/
WSW National Sexual Wellbeing Survey
“This survey is part of LGBT Foundation’s Women’s Programme research into the sexual wellbeing of women who have sex with women.
“Sexual Wellbeing” within this research means ‘a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. The sections in this survey will cover topics such as wellbeing, confidence, communication, pleasure, behaviour, exploration and access to services.
This survey will run between August and November 2018 and will be followed by national focus groups. The results will be released in a report and shared with the wider community, service providers, media nationally.
This survey should take around 20 minutes to complete.
This research is a priority now as there is a lack of up-to-date national evidence on sexual wellbeing for lesbian and bisexual women and other women who have sex with women. Previous research in this area took a more clinical approach to sexual health but excluded other factors including pleasure, exploration, health, access to services, confidence, and consent.
The data we gather will provide us with a greater understanding of WSW needs, and will inform the design of our services as well as influencing policy and support for women nationally”
Regional and national responses to Inquiry into sexual health sought
On 1st August, the health and Social Care Committee launched an inquiry into sexual health. This has been driven by the increases in STIs, access/demand issues, funding and workforce issues. Submissions are requested by 1st October.