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Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles: a new resource on the Public Health England website

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles have been developed by Public Health England (PHE) to support local authorities, public health leads and other parties with an interest in monitoring the sexual and reproductive health of their population and the performance of local public health related systems.

The profiles are presented as interactive maps, charts and tables that provide a snapshot of sexual and reproductive health across a range of topics including teenage pregnancy, abortions, contraception, HIV, sexually transmitted infections and sexual offences. Wider influences on sexual health such as alcohol use, and other topics particularly relating to teenage conceptions such as education and deprivation level, are also included.

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles are available on the PHE website and can be access by clicking on the following link:

More about the Profiles

The data are grouped into six domains: Key Indicators; HIV and STIs; Reproductive Health; Teenage Pregnancy; Wider Determinants of Health; and All Indicators. The Key Indicators provide a summary overview of sexual and reproductive health and include those in the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF).

Geographic breakdowns include: local authority (upper and/or lower tier), England, region (former ‘Government Office Region’), PHE Centre, ONS cluster group (type of area - lower tier only) and deprivation decile (upper tier local authorities grouped into 10 levels of deprivation).

To accompany this tool, further data and advice can be found in PHE’s HIV, sexual health and teenage pregnancy resources, HIV & STI web portal (restricted access), commissioning guidance, guide to local data and other useful links.

Planned updates

The range of indicators and their presentation will be extended as further data sources and software functionality become available. An outline calendar of planned indicator updates is available for download: Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles: planned indicator updates 2014/2015 (PDF, 345 KB)

Planned developments in 2014 also include enabling you to generate a simple ‘pdf’ report output of the data presentations.