Cutting contraceptive and sexual health services may result in greater numbers of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to report

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  Introduction This report was written to identify the various consequences of reducing access to contraceptive and sexual health services in the UK, a resulting consequence of changes to commissioning in the UK. The implications are not just for short-term health care costs, but for medium and long-term financial aspects of all public sector departments, [read the full story…]

Multimedia programme provides learning around HIV/AIDS for women with learning disabilities

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There have been a number of initiatives in recent years to improve the quality of information available for people with learning disabilities regarding sexual health. The researchers in this study were interested in looking at interventions specifically designed for people with mild to moderate learning disabilities. They were specifically interested on the impact of a [read the full story…]

Staff attitudes to reproductive health of women with learning disabilities suggests need for further training

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Whilst there is a developing literature relating to attitudes to sexuality in people with learning disabilities, there is very little in the published literature about their reproductive health. The researchers in this study set out to look at the attitudes of caregivers and to look in more detail at what things determine gynaecological health in [read the full story…]