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Sexual Health Profiles and Index

The profiles aim to support the work of health service areasin monitoring the health of their population and the performance of local health systems.

The profiles have been developed by the HIV and STI Department (HPA Centre for Infections) and include measures published in the 2008 review of the Sexual Health Strategy [external link] commissioned by the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV.

The range of profiles is being extended as further data sources including the genitourinary medicine clinic activity dataset (GUMCAD) become available.


Mapping Resources - InstantAtlas (TM)

Click here for Trend Map


Presents sexual health profiles by health service area over time.

›› More information on trend profile page

Click here for Performance Map


Compares sexual health profiles between health service areas and against national data.

›› More information on performance profile page

Click here for Radar map


Compares profiles within and between health service areas.

›› More information on Radar map

Sexual Health Index


Presents sexual health index by PCT.

›› The index will be available soon.


Comments on this web resource are welcome using the online feedback.


InstantAtlasTM software is an interactive tool, which allows profiles to be filtered by time and geographic area.  You will need a relevant Adobe plug-in viewer, either scalable vector graphic (SVG) or Flash Player (v8.0 or above).  Adobe Flash Player is available for download.

Sexual Health Balanced Scorecard

This interactive mapping tool, was developed by the HPA and the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) to compare data on teenage pregnancy, abortions, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and HIV and other aspects of sexual health within individual Primary Care Trusts and with national data.