Sexual Health
04 Mar 2010
3rd Annual Brook Conference and Awards. BoyGirlManWoman: Putting gender at the heart of improving sexual health and reducing teenage pregnancy. Held at Arsenal Football Club, Emirates Stadium, London

This conference discussed the important role that gender plays in supporting young people in understanding themselves and making informed choices about their relationships, sexual health and contraception.

Programme
10:00
Jenni Murray OBE, Broadcaster, Journalist and Presenter, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour
Introduction and welcome by Conference Chair

10:10
Simon Blake, National Director, Brook
Setting the scene - why is gender important?

10:20
Gender 2010: Video presentation by Brook VTalent Volunteers
10:30
Gender, pleasure and control
Professor Rachel Thomson, Social Research, Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University Ester McGeeney, Research Student, The Open University

10:50
Claire Phillips, Deputy Director, Stakeholder and Partner Relationships, Department of Health
Sexual violence - what can be done?

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:25
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:50
Dr Petra Boynton, Sex Educator, Agony Aunt and Academic
Gender, contraception and sexual choices

12:10
Mark Withers, Boys and Young Men’s Development Worker, Somerset County Council
Working effectively with boys and men

12:25
Alison Hadley, Programme Manager, Teenage Pregnancy Unit, Department for Children, Schools and Families
Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, what next: meeting the needs of boys and girls

12:45
Interactive policy debate / ask the audience
Panel includes: Simon Blake, National Director, Brook Dr Petra Boynton, Sex Educator, Agony Aunt and Academic Alison Hadley, Programme Manager, Teenage Pregnancy Unit, Department for Children, Schools and Families Trefor Lloyd, Boys Development Project Alaina Dingwall, Brook VTalent Volunteer

13:15
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
14:10
Best practice seminars: Session 3
15:10
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:30
Best practice seminars: Session 4