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Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham sexual and reproductive health strategy 2019 to 24

Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham (LSL) separately face some of the greatest sexual health challenges in England, including high rates of HIV, STIs, emergency contraception use and abortions.

We have young, mobile and diverse populations, and our local sexual health services are modern and popular. Proportionately and in real terms, we spend a significant sum on sexual and reproductive health services to meet both the needs of our populations.

As the challenges we face are similar, LSL are in a stronger position to meet the needs of our populations through collaborating on sexual health commissioning and strategy. Through this approach, we're able to effectively pool both financial and human resources to maximise our impact in many areas. To underpin our collaboration, we need a clear strategic direction for action. This strategy provides that direction for 2019 to 24.

The 2019 to 24 LSL Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy is therefore built upon the achievements made under the last strategy, and the challenges that remain. The strategy:

  • summarises the most up to date intelligence and information we have on sexual and reproductive health
  • summarises the evidence of what works and good practice
  • sets out our shared vision in four priority areas
  • provides a roadmap for achieving this

There are three key components to the strategy:

Also available is an executive summary (PDF, 81kb) and quick guides (PDF, 738kb) summarising how we'll achieve our vision.

Page last updated: 16 February 2023

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