Should we abolish ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health’?

By Ezio De Nucci   Should we abolish ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)? This provocative question might sound odd, especially after the US Supreme Court scrapped the federal right to abortion. Surely, we need more focus on ‘sexual and reproductive health’, not less! But actually, the issue is not as simple, especially after distinguishing between […]

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Contraception prescribing during the COVID-19 pandemic – opportunities and challenges

  By Malcolm Moffat, Tanha Begum, Emer Cullen & Judith Rankin When the COVID-19 pandemic began almost four years ago, few of us could have predicted the profound and enduring impact that the events of 2020 and 2021 would have on all our lives. Not least among those impacts were the effects that lockdown restrictions […]

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Application of a novel abortion care quality measurement tool (ACQTool) in Bangladesh

By Laura E Jacobson, Sarah E. Baum, Erin Pearson, Rezwana Chowdhury, Nirali M. Chakraborty, Julia M. Goodman, Caitlin Gerdts, & Blair G. Darney Measuring and improving quality of care is an essential part of ensuring safe and effective health services; however, until recently measuring the quality of abortion care has been hampered by a lack of shared definitions […]

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How can we Offer Better Contraceptive Care for Trans, Nonbinary and Gender-Diverse People?

By Tyne Baynton Cairns (They/Them) & Julia Bailey (She/They)   Contraceptive care guidelines are usually designed for cisgender, heterosexual women.  In the heavily gendered context of contraceptive care, gender dysphoria is common among trans, non-binary and gender-diverse people.  In healthcare settings, gender dysphoria can be brought on by the environment, the behaviours of providers, and […]

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Capturing Clouds: Listening to young survivors in the design of their journey through Paediatric Sexual Abuse Referral Centre services

 By Jane Meyrick, Michelle Cutland and Rae Adams  Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) is increasingly recognised and the impact often lifelong.  With at least 15% of girls/young women and 5% of boys/young men experiencing some form of sexual abuse before the age of 16 years the role of sexual health is crucial.  Sexual Health Follow-up (SHFU) […]

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Interest in Advance Provision of Abortion Pills: A National Survey of Potential Users in the USA

By Julia Tasset, Klaira Lerma and Paul Blumenthal Access to safe and legal abortion services is a fundamental aspect of reproductive health care and bodily autonomy. While medication abortion is safe and effective, pregnant people face mounting access barriers. In the United States (US), since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, 13 states […]

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You’re invited – jump into implementation science and quality improvement

By Cati Brown-Johnson, Sonia Rose Harris & Lisa Goldthwaite  In the February issue of the Journal, Hofmeyr and colleagues describe a postpartum family planning quality improvement initiative in a large public hospital in Botswana. Their initiative aimed to improve postpartum contraceptive counseling and provision, particularly efforts to integrate intrauterine device services into clinical practice while […]

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