Ireland’s first National Sexual Health Strategy released (at last!)

As you might have heard, Ireland’s Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, formally launched the nation’s first-ever National Sexual Health Strategy yesterday.

Although Ireland has a history of creating plans, strategies and frameworks that never amount to much, there is a lot to be hopeful about with this one. It seems unlikely that some of the more optimistic and nebulous goals of the Strategy (e.g. “the development of a culture of support, encompassing education in and outside of the school, education in the home and among sexual health practitioners”) will be realized any time soon, but an 18-point Action Plan for this year and the next sets out realistic targets which, if accomplished, could do quite a lot of good.

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