Sexual Health Awareness Seminar 2020


The Pavilion, Stormont

10am - 1:30pm

This session is aimed at anyone seeking general information on maintaining good sexual health and those who would like to be able to signpost others to appropriate services and support.  Whether you are interested from a personal, professional or parenting point of view, you will be welcome to attend.

Please see below for details of the speakers and topic areas covered.


If you wish to attend please register your details at the bottom of this page.





Dr Aisling Gough, and Dr Theresa McShane

The Jack Trial, QUB


Dr Gough and Dr McShane will discuss the Jack Trial - a study aimed at trialling a Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) teacher- delivered resource about young men and unintended teenage pregnancy (UTP) called ‘If I were Jack’ in post primary schools in Northern Ireland.  It is designed to reduce UTP by encouraging teenagers to decrease sexual risk-taking behaviour that might result in unintended pregnancy either by delaying sexual intercourse or by consistently using contraception in sexual relationships. 

Arlene McClaren

Common Youth


Arlene will be talking about sexual health issues which are affecting young people today, from the negative influence of internet porn, and issues of consent to problems accessing services.  Arlene will also give advice on how to handle those difficult conversations with young people about sexual health



PSNI  https://www.psni.police.uk/

‘Chem sex’ means using drugs as part of your sex life, and it’s most common among gay and bi men.  People say taking these drugs make them feel less inhibited and increases pleasure, however they can also lead to greater risk taking and cause harm.  The PSNI will discuss the increasing prevalence of chem sex in Northern Ireland. 

Greg Owen

I want PrEP now


iwantPrEPnow was set up by Greg Owen and Alex Craddock.  PrEP is a powerful new tool to help stop the spread of HIV.  Greg will talk about why they started the campaign to make PrEP available to all who need it in the UK and beyond. He will talk about the journey from supply to demand and the power of collaborative activism.

Joe Harris

Sexual Health Co-ordinator, Sexual Health Team, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Joe will discuss the latest sexual health issues and concerns in Northern Ireland

Philomena McFall

Menopause Nurse Specialist

Understanding the menopause - Session to provide information, advice and guidance for staff and managers. A practical overview and understanding of menopause including:
· What is the menopause?
· What are the physical and psychological symptoms?
· How can symptoms be managed?
· Lifestyle & Hormone Replacement Therapy - benefits & risks



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