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Contraception - Worth Talking About

The Department of Health has announced a new campaign will help young people to make more informed choices about contraception, look after their sexual health and avoid unwanted pregnancies.

The press release notes a 23% reduction in teenage births but also admits there is more to be done.

The first phase of the campaign aims to specifically prompt conversations about the range of contraceptive options open to teenagers and young adults. It will:

Adverts are planned and there is a dedicated section on the NHS web site.

Action: Clinicians should be aware of this campaign. Demand for contraceptive services may increase if the campaign is successful.