Good sexual health is a vital aspect of overall health and wellbeing. That is helped by easy access to high quality information and sexual health services. Although the top line figures for sexual health appear positive at first glance—overall sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies are falling—they mask a number of seriously concerning underlying trends and inequalities as poor sexual health outcomes fall disproportionately on certain groups. An enduring theme in evidence to this inquiry was geographical variation in access to the highest standard of sexual health services, worsened by the impact of greatly reduced funding and increased fragmentation of services.
HC 1419 Published on 2 June 2019
Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19