Reproductive and sexual health – Welsh Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

The Welsh Government has legislated to make it mandatory for all school children aged 5–16 to learn about sexual and reproductive health in schools, although this legislation is yet to come into force. There have been improvements in sexual and reproductive health in recent years, including lower teenage pregnancy rates, and improved access to pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV. However, there remains a lack of specialist service provision in Wales in several fields related to reproductive health.

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on reproductive and sexual health.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 12/07/2021