EHC CONSULTATION FOR COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

Sefton Sexual Health Service is considering bringing the age of access for free Emergency Hormonal Contraception in Community Pharmacies down to under 25s only.  In order to make sure there are no adverse consequences for women accessing this service and local participating pharmacies, an equality impact assessment must be carried out. It would really help us if you could answer as many of the questions below as possible.

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* 1. In your opinion would this proposed age reduction have any adverse impact on any of the following groups (please tick all that apply)

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* 2. Which of the following do you think might be likely adverse effects on women if their access to emergency contraception is reduced? (tick all that apply)

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* 3. It is intended that through training and promotion, the use of long term
methods of contraception (LARC) and the emergency IUD (Copper Coil) can  be increased.  Are you aware of any barriers to women choosing LARC methods or the emergency IUD?

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* 4. Please provide any further supporting comments regarding this review here.

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