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The Scottish Executive published their report, Respect and Responsibility in January 2005. Two years into that strategy, a forthcoming conference will consider what progress has been made on improving Scotland's poor sexual health record.

SEXUAL HEALTH: One-day conference . 16 May 2007 . Edinburgh

posted on: Mar 22, 2007

The Scottish Executive published their report, Respect and Responsibility in January 2005. Two years into that strategy, a forthcoming conference will consider what progress has been made on improving Scotland's poor sexual health record. Public Health professionals, practitioners, service users, representatives groups, policy makers and interested parties will have an invaluable opportunity to come together to examine what progress has been made on implementing the Respect and Responsibility strategy, reflect on the lessons that can be taken from successful projects and those which have not worked so well, and, at the start of a new parliamentary session, debate the priorities for the next four years.

 

Conference Details.

 

SEXUAL HEALTH: One-day conference . 16 May 2007 . Edinburgh

 

What Progress Two Years After Respect & Responsibility?

 

Chaired by

Pennie Taylor

Broadcaster and Journalist

 

 

 

Key issues to be covered include:

  • What progress has been made on the Respect and Responsibility strategy?
  • Have sexual health services improved?
  • Are Scots more aware of taking care of their own sexual health?
  • Which programmes have worked and what lessons can we learn from those that have not?
  • Have Scotland's appalling sexual health statistics improved? If not, why not?
  • What are the new developments and latest projects?
  • What should be the aim and emphasis of sex education and of a sexual health strategy aimed at young people?
  • What challenges do professionals working with young people face in meeting policy guidance, the needs of the young people in their care and the demands of parents?
  • What should be the priorities for improving sexual health for the next session of the Parliament?

 

 

The conference will examine these and other subjects with specialist speakers from many different fields of expertise including:

 

 

  • Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-Convener of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Sexual Health
  • Professor Anna Glasier, Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh
  • Tim Street, Director, FPA
  • Pamela Morton, Director, Jo's Trust
  • Dr Bill Robb, Centre for Alleviating Social Problems Through Values Education
  • Dr Daniel Wight, Head of Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme, Medical Research Council
  • Ailsa Spindler, Highland Manager, THT Scotland
  • Susan Douglas-Scott, Chief Executive, Epilepsy Scotland
  • Marian Flynn, Strategic Manager, Glasgow Young Person's Sexual Health Steering Group
  • A representative from Caledonia Youth

 

 

A summary of the speaker presentations, questions and discussion will be reported in Holyrood magazine and a copy will be sent to interested parties including the Scottish Executive and the relevant parliamentary committee. This will also be made available to all delegates together with the day's presentation slides.

 

 

To book your place today,

 

Register online at the Holyrood Events website, http://www.holyrood.com/conference.asp, or

Email us at sexualhealth@holyrood.com.

 

 

Please visit our website for a complete agenda, or call 0131 272 2130 for more information.