General Article Women struggling to access usual contraception...

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 ...as coronavirus plunges sexual health services into chaos

 ‘Women are frustrated and annoyed. They don’t understand why they can’t access the service. They don’t want an unwanted pregnancy,’ says lead contraceptive nurse.

By Maya Oppenheim, Women’s Correspondent

Women are struggling to access their usual methods of contraception due to sexual health services being plunged into chaos in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, service providers have warned.

Sexual health clinics have been shut or are running a skeleton service, as staff have been deployed to other parts of hospitals to help with the coronavirus emergency, while large numbers of GPs are off sick with coronavirus or self-isolating.

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