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Dr Kyle Ring (They/Them), a Sexual Health and HIV doctor working in London, discusses q queerness in Caribbean communities.

Hosts: Dr Annabel Sowemimo and Edem Ntumy Editor: Veronique Belinga

Contraception is for Everyone Campaign –

https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/48dda5ad/files/uploaded/DC%20Contraception% 20Campaign.pdf



News story references

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies of cancer aged 87 https://metro.co.uk/2020/09/19/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-dies-of-ca ncer-aged-87-11224166/?ito=cbshare

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): annual data tables for 2019 Information on STI diagnoses and sexual health services provided in England by demographic characteristics and geographical region.

Between 2018 and 2019, increases in gonorrhoea were reported in:

  • gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) from 26,864 to 33,853 (26% increase)
  • heterosexual women from 14,167 to 17,826 (26% increase)
  • heterosexual men from 13,036 to 15,253 (17% increase)

Black minority ethnicities

  • The highest population rates of STI diagnoses by ethnicity are among people of Black ethnicity, but this varies considerably among Black Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. People of Black Caribbean and Black

non-Caribbean/non-African ethnicity (hereafter: ‘any other Black background’) have the highest diagnosis rates of many STIs of all ethnic groups, while Black Africans have relatively lower rates.

  • Data from a national probability sample indicate that men of Black Caribbean or any other Black background are most likely to report higher numbers of recent sexual partners and concurrent partnerships, which may be maintaining high levels of bacterial STIs in these communities.
  • Between 2018 and 2019, STI diagnosis rates remained highest among people of Black Caribbean ethnicity and rose by 9%, however, the largest proportional increase in all new STI diagnoses was in people of Asian ethnicity 16%: primarily for gonorrhoea 36% and chlamydia 27%.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attach ment_data/file/914184/STI_NCSP_report_2019.pdf

All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK Women’s Lives, Women’s Rights: Strengthening Access to Contraception Beyond the Pandemic

www.fsrh.org/policy-and-media/all-party-parliamentary-group-on-sexual-and-re productive-health/

Other References

Kyle’s blog on Caribbean history and genealogy caribbeanportraitcollection.wordpress.com In.hair.itance – www.instagram.com/in.hair.itance/

Mr Loverman – Bernadine Evaristo https://bevaristo.com/mr-loverman/

BBC journalist had the gall to ask Barbados’ prime minister if people should be ‘allowed’ to be gay. She didn’t hold backwww.pinknews.co.uk/2020/09/21/barbados-gay-same-sex-marriage-bbc-christian-fraser-prime-minister-mia-mottley/

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