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  1. Caroline White
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The government has set out its long overdue plans on how healthcare commissioners and providers should cut numbers of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections in England—including a greater role for family doctors in helping to curb the spread of HIV.

But sexual health charities claim that the document, which sets out a series of “ambitions” and has come almost two years later than promised, lacks any real teeth or strategic direction.

The framework for sexual health improvement in England was published on 15 March, just weeks before the commissioning of sexual health services splits three ways on 1 April.1 As part of their new public health remit, local authorities will assume responsibility for most services, including contraception and testing for …

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