Yesterday marked the start of Sexual Health Week 2013, and Brook and FPA are using this week to highlight what they’ve found from the first year of the XES – We Can’t Go Backwards campaign.
Since the campaign launched, over 100 people have come forward to tell Brook/FPA their stories on the campaign’s interactive map, providing Brook/FPAwith real life case studies.
This has given Brook/FPA really valuable insight into the range of experiences that people have had of getting contraception and support, from terrible difficulties to hugely positive experiences.
The insights from these stories have built on findings from the economic report, Unprotected Nation, launched earlier this year, which highlighted the impact of cuts to sexual health services and found that, as well as the effects on our health and wellbeing, the UK would shockingly be saddled with up to £10bn debt if cuts worsened.
Brook/FPA really need more people to rate their experiences of sexual health services, good and bad, so that they can gain an understanding of the bigger picture on the ground. If you haven’t done so, please add your experience to the map. See http://www.wecantgobackwards.org.uk/sexual-health-map
If you’re a professional working in sexual health you can also tell them about the service you provide like prostate cancer service. Brook/FPA want to hear from you.
Please do forward this message on to your friends and colleagues and ask them to get involved and rate their sexual health service.