Sexual Health in Wales for Present and Future Generations
This conference took place on the 22 March 2018 and was hosted at the All Nations Centre, Cardiff. The conference was chaired by Jan Williams, Chair at Public Health Wales. Jan welcomed everyone to the event and spoke about how much we have progressed over the last century to the point that we now have a comprehensive informed evidence review of sexual health need and provision in Wales. Jan explained that the day would include discussions around what would happen over the next 100 years, what technological advances would be happening, what threats would need to be managed, educational opportunities, societal implications and how is the service going to provide the vision for the future of Wales.
The day was opened by Dr Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer, Welsh Government. Dr Atherton spoke about his past experiences which provided an insight into the challenges around sexual and reproductive health and spoke highly of the excellent work currently being undertaken across Wales.
This was followed by two presentations, Dr Giri Shankar, Lead Consultant for Health Protection, Public Health Wales; and a joint presentation by Adam Jones, Public Health Practitioner (Policy), Public Health Wales and Dr Rachel Drayton, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.
Four parallel sessions were held during the afternoon:
- Dry Swab Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea Testing in the Community Setting: Zoe Couzens, Principal in Public Health - Health Protection
- School Practices Important for Students’ Sexual Health: Analysis of the School Health Research Network Survey in Wales: Dr Honor Young, Lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods, Public Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) DECIPHer & Member of Healthy Relationships Panel
- Delivering sexual health education programmes to vulnerable young people in education and community settings: FPA Jiwsi, Sandra Peters, Project Officer, FPA and Corrina Williams, Project Officer, FPA.
- Sex, Parenting and People with a Learning Disability:Samathan Williams, Policy and Network Coordinator, Learning Disability Wales
The afternoon presentations were delivered by Dr Honor Young, Lecturer in Quantitative Reseearch Methods at Public Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) DECIPHer and Member of Healthy Relationships Panel and Dr Laetitia Zeeman from University of Brighton, Health4LGBTI Research Project which was commissioned by the EuropeanCommission.
The event was also live-streamed on the day, which had 103 live viewers on the day. The event was also recorded and can be viewed below.
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