Decriminalisation and demedicalisation: Rethinking family planning for the 21st century

Date

Wednesday 10 June 2015

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Sexuality & Sexual Health Section , British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Accreditation

6 CPD points

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about this event

Delegates who attend will gain an improved understanding of clinical developments in contraception and abortion care, knowledge of the role(s) of different members of the clinical team and will get the chance to network with other professionals in the field of contraceptive and abortion care.
Objectives: 
  • To improve understanding of clinical developments in contraception and abortion care
  • To improve understanding of the wider social and policy factors that shape women’s abortion and contraception needs today
  • To improve understanding of the legal issues surrounding abortion 
  • To improve knowledge of the role(s) of different members of the clinical team
  • To network with other professionals in the field of contraceptive and abortion care 
     

***BPAS EMPLOYEES***

Please note that the BPAS employee rate for this meeting is only available to BPAS employees. The Event Co-ordinator will check the eligibility of your booking and will be in contact if you have incorrectly applied for this rate. You will be asked to re-book under the relevant fee. 

Call for essays

Submission deadline: Friday 24 April 2015 
Meeting date: Wednesday 10 June 2015
Prize: First prize of £250.00 and a one year RSM membership; Second prize of a one year RSM membership
Open to: Trainee grade junior doctors and medical grade students within the field of sexual health and associated specialism within GU/SRH. RSM and non-members of the RSM may apply.

Applicants are invited to submit a 1,500 word essay based on any research objective of their choice in relation to fertility and fertility control in the older woman. 

For further information and to download the full call for essays please click here.

agenda

9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Mrs Joanne Fletcher, Consultant Nurse in Gynaecology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sexual behaviour, lifestyles and social trends – what shapes how people plan their families?

Chair: Dr Ellie Lee, Director, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent

9.40 am

Reframing sexual health: The rationale and implications for a broader perspective

Professor Kaye Wellings, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

10.00 am

Why women have ‘repeat’ abortions

Dr Lesley Hoggart, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, The Open University

10.20 am

Contraception and its limits

Ms Clare Murphy, Director of external affairs, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

10.40 am

Panel discussion

11.05 am

Tea and coffee break

Difficult issues in abortion care

Chair: Dr Patricia Lohr, Medical Director, British Pregnancy Advisory

11.25 am

Access to later abortion in Scotland

Dr Carrie Purcell, MRC/CSO, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow

11.45 am

Non-invasive prenatal testing: issues for family planning

Ms Jane Fisher, Director, Antenatal Results and Choices

12.05 pm

Abortion for women with medical problems

Dr Richard Lyus, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

12.25 pm

Panel discussion

12.50 pm

Lunch and AGM

AGM for Section members only

Who provides abortions?

Chair: Ms Jennie Bristow, Conference and Publications Manager, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

1.50 pm

The task facing abortion doctors

Dr John Reynolds-Wright, Foundation Year 1 Doctor, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

2.10 pm

The role of nurses: what it is, and what it should be

Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, Chief Executive, Royal College of Midwives

2.30 pm

GPs and abortion

Dr Clare Gerada, GP and Former Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

2.50 pm

Panel discussion

3.10 pm

Tea and coffee break

Abortion law and regulation: The case for change

Chair: Dr Pam Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Aston University

3.35 pm

Decriminalising abortion – what would it mean?

Professor Sally Sheldon, Kent Law School

3.55 pm

Starting from here: The kind of regulation Britain’s abortion service needs

Ms Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service

4.15 pm

Panel discussion

4.40 pm

Closing remarks

Mrs Joanne Fletcher, Consultant Nurse Gynaecology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sexuality & sexual health trainee and medical student essay prize presentation

4.45 pm

Is elective oocyte cryopreservation to defer childbearing a viable option for women today?

Mr Tomás McHugh, 4th year Medical Student, Trinity College Dublin

5.00 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

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