Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th September 2021.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, ahead of World Contraception Day on 26 September 2021, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that contraceptive consultations are patient-centred, with users feeling able to openly discuss their preferences and participate in decision-making effectively.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Contraception services will be a focus of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy planned for publication later this year. The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare is responsible for providing clinical guidance for contraception services. The Faculty’s Service Standards for Consultations highlight that sexual and reproductive health consultations should provide safe, efficient and effective healthcare that is patient-centred and equitable.

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