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Upcoming conference: Sexual Health 2017 - Conversations That Matter
Feb 28, 2017 by Marisa Collins, Medical Director, Options for Sexual Health and Medical Director, Special Projects UBC CPD
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.
I hope to see you there!
Marisa Collins, MD MHSc CCFP FCFP
Sexual Health 2017 Conference Chair
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