Progress in sexual health threatened by spending cuts
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Progress in sexual health threatened by spending cuts

Catharine Sadler Freelance health journalist

Against a worrying backdrop of service cuts and rising incidence of some sexually transmitted infections, nurses are extending their training so they can integrate contraception and genitourinary medicine services

Cuts to public health budgets have left local authorities struggling to keep up with a 25% increase in demand for sexual health services over the past five years, according to the Local Government Association, which warns that services are now at a tipping point.

Nursing Standard. 32, 7, 24-26. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.7.24.s24

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