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Access to contraception: why patient choice matters
  1. Seán Richard Cassidy1,
  2. Charlotte Cohen,
  3. Kimberley Forbes,
  4. Nneka Nwokolo,
  5. Sara Day
  1. Directorate of HIV/GUM, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Seán Richard Cassidy; sean.cassidy{at}

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The Department of Health’s ‘A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England’ states an ambition to “increase access to all methods of contraception, including long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods and emergency hormonal contraception, for women of all ages and their partners”.1 The London Sexual Health Transformation Project is a collaboration between 29 London boroughs aiming to improve access to sexual health and contraceptive services. Their vision is for a network of integrated ‘one-stop shops’ working closely with primary care to provide basic family planning services, with fewer Level 3 centres serving people with more complex sexual health needs.2 Individuals with complex contraception needs may include people living with …

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