How has sexual and reproductive health in Britain been affected by the pandemic?
Findings from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle (Natsal)-COVID
Like many important aspects of health and wellbeing, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial response to COVID-19 involved a rapid contraction of SRH services, with many halted (e.g., asymptomatic STI testing) and only people with severest symptoms seen face-to-face. During the nationwide lockdowns, the British population were effectively banned from intimate contact with anyone outside their household. The Natsal-COVID study aims to provide high-quality data to assess how the pandemic and these measures impacted sexual and reproductive health.
This session will be chaired by Professor Kaye Wellings, Professor of Sexual & Reproductive Health, LSHTM.
Professor Nigel Field is the Director of the Centre of Molecular Epidemiology and Translational Research at the Institute for Global Health at UCL. Nigel specialises in undertaking large-scale, population-based research studies where molecular data can be linked to epidemiological and clinical data.
Dr Malachi Willis, University of Glasgow
Dr Malachi Willis is a Research Associate in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow. He primarily researches the nuances of sexual consent.
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