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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Have your say on new strategy to improve sexual health

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Residents, professionals and partner organisations/providers are being encouraged to have their say as we look at improving sexual health services across Leicestershire.

An eight-week consultation, launched last month, is seeking views on a Sexual Health Strategy for the next three years, which will see us continue to work with partners to ensure the services meet the needs of people in the county.

The proposals focus on giving people the right information for them to make positive decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.  

Residents are being asked to share their views, to help shape the council’s key priorities to improve sexual health services. These include:

  • Giving people greater choice and control of their own sexual and reproductive health;
  • Reducing health inequalities by focusing on the needs of people at high risk of poor sexual health;
  • Providing people with information to plan whether and when they have children, including delivering relationships and sex education to young people;
  • Providing services that are flexible and accessible for all - ensuring that vulnerable groups, such as the homeless, have access to sexual health services;
  • Continuing to work with partners in health to improve the quality of service provided.

We are committed to improving the sexual health of residents. Having the right support in place can have a positive physical and mental impact on people’s overall health, and we believe the strategy will improve the wellbeing of people in Leicestershire.

Feedback can be submitted via email at sexualhealth@lecis.gov.uk 

The deadline for consultation responses is midnight on Sunday, 31 May.

To read the draft strategy or for more information, visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sexual-health-strategy

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