You may know that it was Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week earlier this month. In the interest of making every day an SRH awareness day, here’s a little challenge for you:
Ask every colleague you know if they are attending Sexual Health 2017
Conversations about sexual health are not just for clinicians with a special interest or focused practice in sexual health. Sexual health is important for everyone. Therefore this conference is relevant for all clinicians.
What: Sexual Health 2017: Conversations That Matter
When: Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1, 2017
Where: Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
For more information and to register: http://ubccpd.ca/course/SexualHealth2017
MDs (primary care and specialist) who do not specifically work in a focused realm of sexual health may be a group for whom confidence and competence in sexual health represents an unperceived learning need. So be sure to ask your family doctor too!
Why should you and your colleagues attend?
- Sexual health is important to patients, but may be neglected by clinicians due to lack of training, fluency or comfort.
- In society and as individuals, we recognize the role of sex in pleasure, relationships and identity. As clinicians, however, we focus primarily on the negative consequences of sex: preventing or addressing conception, disease and violence. We may also forget that some aspects of sexuality have nothing to do with sex.
- This conference seeks to expand the clinical conversation about sexual health, which is relevant to all clinicians – whether we work in primary care, specialty or focused practice. If and how we have those conversations has profound impacts for our patients.
Sexual Health 2017: March 31-April 1, 2017
I hope to see you there!
Marisa Collins, MD MHSc CCFP FCFP
Sexual Health 2017 Conference Chair