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Sexual health figures mask serious trends and inequalities

This House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee report finds that despite top-line figures for sexual health appearing positive, they hide a number of seriously concerning underlying trends and inequalities as poor sexual health outcomes fall disproportionately on certain groups. An enduring theme throughout the Health and Social Care Committee's inquiry was geographical variation in access to the highest standard of sexual health services, worsened by the impact of greatly reduced funding and increased fragmentation of services. The report concludes that sexual health must be sufficiently funded on a national level to deliver high-quality sexual health services and information.