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Kathy French answers your questions on sexual health and contraception.
Our expert - Specialist Nurse Kathy French RN,BSC (Hons),PhD, MPHIL
Kathy French is registered nurse with many years experience in the speciality of sexual health and reproductive healthcare. She was the Sexual health advisor at the Royal College of Nursing and was appointed to the Independent Advisory Group for sexual health (England) at the Department of Health. She was also a Clinical Director at Brook, in addition to Nurse Advisor with the London Sexual Health Programme and lead on nurse education and abortion groups. In April 2014, Kathy French was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.
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