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Greening up sexual health services
  1. Sophie Ross,
  2. Kiersten Simmons,
  3. Amanda Clarke
  1. Sexual Health & HIV, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sophie Ross, Sexual Health & HIV, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton, UK; sophie.ross5{at}

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Climate change has a negative impact on sexual and reproductive health worldwide, through mechanisms such as healthcare disruption, food insecurity leading to sex work and child marriage, and increased gender-based violence following extreme weather events.1 Sexual and reproductive healthcare has an important role to play in building climate resilience, for example, through facilitating pregnancy spacing, but healthcare systems also contribute significantly to global emissions.2 Our integrated sexual health, contraception and HIV department …

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  • Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti

  • Contributors SR, KS and AC contributed equally to the work described. SR wrote the manuscript which was reviewed by KS and AC.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.