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CYP: Local data on Reproductive health

The two most commonly prescribed types of contraception in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in under-25s in Hackney are oral contraception (2,490 prescriptions in 2014) and male condoms (1,695 distributed) – see Figure 5. The most common form of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) prescribed was the implant, making up almost three-quarters (72%) of all …

CYP: Local data on communicable diseases in CYP

Vaccine-preventable diseases The ‘5 in 1’ vaccination is for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and haemophilus (DTaP/IPV/Hib) and children should have received three doses by their first birthday. This is achieved in 86% of Hackney and City of London children (2014/15). However, a number of children receive the vaccinations behind schedule; the coverage of all three …

CYP: Causes and risk factors of communicable disease in CYP

Communicable diseases are caused by infections that can be transmitted from person to person. Examples include measles, meningitis, influenza (‘flu’) and tuberculosis, as well as sexually transmitted infections (such as chlamydia) and HIV. For many communicable diseases, particularly those for which the consequences of infection can be serious, there is a programme of immunisation in …