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BHA: Government publishes Framework for Sexual Health Improvement

On Friday the Department of Health published its sexual health policy document, A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England. The document sets out the Government’s policies and ambitions around unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, sexual health services and abortion. It also sets out the situation with respect to sex and relationships education (SRE). The British Humanist Association (BHA) has welcomed the report, but regrets that steps have not been taken to improve the quality of SRE.

Comment & Analysis
Alistair Thompson: 'There is growing concern among many doctors that abortion is now seen as just another form of contraception'
Comment: Time to review the abortion act

Most abortions conducted in the UK are technically illegal because they rely on mental health arguments. We need to reduce the time limit and review the 1967 legislation.