News and Updates
Aim: to support improvements in sexual health in Scotland by providing high quality health information
The fourth population based KCI report looks at data from 2008 on chlamydia, male and female sterilisation, termination of pregnancy and long acting reversible methods of contraception (LARC).
This issue (March 2010) contains revised figures for the LARC chapter. In the original publication an incorrect denominator was used to calculate the rates for uptake of particular methods. The tables have now been labelled to show the revised figures and still contain the incorrect figures that were originally published to allow readers to see the difference in rates.
The text accompanying each table now reflects the revised figures and therefore differs from that included in the original publication.
This is the third report looking at service access in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics for individuals with symptoms suggestive of an acute sexually transmitted infection. Using a ?mystery shopper? methodology, the report examines whether the clinics are able to offer to see this priority group within two working days.
New report published 24 November, 2009.
This is the fifth annual report produced by the Sexual Health Epidemiology Group (SHEG) (previously known as the Sexually Transmitted Infections Epidemiology Advisory Group (STIEAG)) for Scotland. It continues to utilise a number of different data sources to describe a wider picture of sexual health, rather than sexually transmitted infections (STIs) alone.
This annual update includes information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and workload in Scottish GUM clinics during 2008.
This annual updates includes statistical information on teenage pregnancies based on age at conception, with the most recent information representing conceptions in 2007. The release includes data by NHS Board of residence and Local Council Area for age groups
The Abortion update contains information on notifications, to the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, of terminations of pregnancy under the Abortion Act 1967 up to year ending 31 December 2008 (published May 09). The release includes numbers and rates for Scotland, NHS Boards and Local Council Areas.