About this event

  • Date and time Fri 7 Jun 2019 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Global Health, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

This day conference will consider sexual and reproductive health rights from a global perspective.  From contraception and disability to reproduction in emergency situations and reproductive rights for specific populations we will use this day to think about the right of all people to decide whether and when they have children. We will consider circumstances where this right is not upheld and new work to improve this situation.  

The meeting would be of interest to those who are curious about sexual and reproductive health, ethics, the law, and human rights.

Key speakers

Jane Cottingham

Chair of the Board, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters

Lilian Kiapi 

Technical Adviser for Health Programmes IRC, Reproductive rights in emergency situations 

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Federico Moscogiuri, Chief Executive Officer, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Session one: Sexual and reproductive health rights a global perspective

Chair: Dr Paula Baraitser, Chair, International Affairs Committee, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Sexual and reproductive rights: A global perspective

Ms Jane Cottingham MSc, Independent Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Geneva, Switzerland

From international standards to national promotion and protection of sexual and reproductive health rights

Judith Bueno de Mesquita, Lecturer, International Human Rights Law, School of Law, University of Essex and Deputy Director, Human Rights Centre Clinic

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session two: Sexual and reproductive rights for specific populations and situations

Dr Nicky Morgan, Vice Chair, International Affairs Committee, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Reproductive rights in emergency situations

Dr Lilian Kiapi, Senior Technical Advisor, Primary Healthcare, International Rescue Committee

Contraception for people living with disability

Dr Paula Baraitser

Reproductive health rights of people who are trafficked

Ms Louise Cahill, Clinical Nurse Specialist, NHS England Modern Slavery Network

Panel discussion
Lunch

Session three: Sexual and reproductive rights ethical and legal perspectives and ways forward

Chair: Dr Paula Baraitser

Reproductive justice in a divided world

Dr Arianne Shahvisi, Lecturer in Ethics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

‘They don’t listen’: Why does decolonising sexual and reproductive health matter?

Dr Annabel Sowemimo, Community Sexual and Reproductive Health Trainee, Haymarket Health, Leicester

Faculty of sexual and reproductive healthcare work to raise the profile of contraception and reproductive rights among clinicians everywhere - new ways forward

International Affairs Committee, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Followed by tea, coffee and networking

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom