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Sexual Health Horizon Scanning Volume 1 Issue 1

July 3, 2009

Involving pharmacists in sexual health research: experience from an emergency contraception study

July 3, 2009

Source: CINAHL

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Date of publication: January 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Community pharmacists are expanding their sphere of activity within primary health care, increasing their role not only in health care but also research.The article describes the challenges encountered in carrying out a pilot study of women obtaining emergency hormonal contraception through different providers, including pharmacies, highlighting deficiencies in understanding and experience of the research process, which impacted on the study in substantial ways. As pharmacists expand their role, training and professional development will need to be enhanced to support them in their contribution to health care and research.

Length of publication: 3 page article

Acknowledgement: CINAHL


Engaging with pre-teens and their parents in primary care.

July 3, 2009

Source:CINAHL

Journal of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care, 2009, 35 (1) p.38-40

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Date of publication: January 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: The objective of the study was to encourage young people to think about health, including sexual health, and access primary care appropriately and confidently. The Concept was to engage with young people before they become teenagers. This is a single introductory session for 10-year-olds with their parents. The partly structured evening is held in the surgery after it closes for other business. It includes discussion about puberty, relationships and any other health matters raised by the participants. There is an introduction to the idea of patient confidentiality. The results showed that about one-third of the invited 10-year-olds attended. Separating the genders improved attendance. Feedback suggested that young people increased their knowledge of puberty. They were more confident approaching health care staff for sexual health advice at the dedicated Young Person’s Clinic or at normal surgery. Parents reported that their children talked more openly about relationships and sex following the session. So the conclusion was that a dedicated evening for pre-teens with their parents is worthwhile in primary care.

Length of publication: 3 page article

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgement: CINAHL


Gynaecological ultrasound in community sexual and reproductive health clinics.

July 3, 2009

Source: CINAHL Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 2006, 32 (2) p. 71-73

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Date of publication: January 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Many women seen in community sexual and reproductive health (SRH) clinics have gynaecological problems and a pelvic ultrasound scan forms part of their investigation. The article presents a retrospective analysis of 24 months’ provision of a gynaecological ultrasound service in the Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Southwark Primary Care Trust, London, UK. They believe they have demonstrated that gynaecological ultrasound can be performed in the community. This seems to be acceptable to patients and also reduces the requirement for hospital appointments

Length of publication: 2 page PDF

Some important notes: Free online

Acknowledgement: CINAHL