Improving the sexual and reproductive health of people who use drugs

A two day course which aims to increase the knowledge and confidence of all staff to support people who use drugs to improve their sexual and reproductive health.The training focuses on the 5 outcomes of the Scottish Government’s Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework.

These are:

  • fewer newly acquired blood borne virus and sexually transmitted infections; fewer unintended pregnancies
  • a reduction in the health inequalities gap in sexual health and blood borne viruses
  • people affected by blood borne viruses lead longer, healthier lives
  • sexual relationships are free from coercion and harm
  • a society where the attitudes of individuals, the public, professionals and the media in Scotland towards sexual health and blood borne viruses are positive, non-stigmatising and supportive.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • name the effects of alcohol and other drugs on sexual and reproductive health
  • identify relevant knowledge about the law, contraception and sexually transmitted infections
  • recall why people take risks around sexual and reproductive health
  • identify attitudes to sexual and reproductive health and substance use
  • ask sexual and reproductive health questions of service users
  • identify local services and resources.

Aimed At

Drug workers, housing/homelessness workers, social workers, GPs, nurses, teachers, mental health workers, pharmacy staff, prison staff – all individuals who come into contact with people who use drugs.


Free within Scotland and bespoke costs for elsewhere.


Two days