Guiding schools on how, what and why to teach about abortion, guest speaker Dr Corrina Horan joins Lucy Emmerson for this #SHW2021 event in partnership with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Teaching about pregnancy choices including abortion is now part of the mandatory requirements for RSHE for secondary age pupils, and yet it’s an aspect of Relationships and Sex Education that 30% of young people say they either learnt ‘nothing’ or ‘not enough’ about (Sex Education Forum poll, 2019).
As part of sexual health week 2021, the Sex Education Forum have teamed up with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) to put a spotlight on how, what and why to teach about abortion, based on clear and reliable information about the law and health care services.
Guest speaker Corrina Horan is an Academic Doctor in Community Sexual and Reproductive Health (CSRH) working in East London. She is the lead for Education for Choice, a project which trains medical students to provide teaching sessions on contraception and abortion to secondary school classes. Additionally, Corrina is currently researching teacher’s attitudes towards teaching contraception and pregnancy options as part of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in English secondary schools.
Lucy Emmerson is Chief Executive of the Sex Education Forum. She has been at the forefront of campaigns for statutory RSE, and is regularly called on to inform both the policy and research agenda. Lucy also supports teachers by providing practical resources to help them provide quality RSE.
A zoom link will be emailed a day before the event.
This event is exclusive to members of the Sex Education Forum and members of FSRH.