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Progress on sexual health threatened by spending cuts

Against a worrying backdrop of funding cuts and rising incidence of some sexually transmitted infections, nurses are extending their training so they can integrate contraception and genito-urinary medicine services.

Against a worrying backdrop of funding cuts and rising incidence of some sexually transmitted infections, nurses are extending their training so they can integrate contraception and genito-urinary medicine services

Cuts to public health budgets have left local authorities struggling to keep up with a 25% increase in demand for sexual health services over the past five years, according to the Local Government Association , which warns that services are now at a tipping point.

Last year there were 420,000 newly diagnosed cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England, with the greatest impact among heterosexuals aged 15-24, black and minority ethnic groups and men who have sex with men,

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