To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of restrictions in access to contraception services in England; and how they will ensure that women of all ages in England are able to access a choice of contraception.
Government recognise that easy access to the full range of contraception provision is an important part of health care, helping people to make informed decisions about how to avoid unintended pregnancy and plan their families.
Current legislation requires primary care trusts (PCTs) to provide open-access contraception services for all people in their local areas, and to provide reasonable access to all methods of contraception. It is for PCTs, with their knowledge of local need, to determine how they can best fulfil these legislative requirements.
The Government will be publishing their sexual health policy document later this year which will set out the evidence base for how all sexual health provision can be improved.