One of the most significant documents to influence advanced nursing practice in sexual health is the sexual health strategy (DH, 2001).This was followed up by the implementation plan (DH, 2002). It has implications for nursing practice both for nurses working specifically in sexual health and those working in primary care. Unlike The Health of the Nation (DH, 1993), which looked at improving various aspects of health inequality, it is the first national strategy specifically for sexual health. It was developed in response to significant increases in the rates of STIs, including HIV, and increasing rates of unplanned
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