Our community and beyond

Part of our five-year strategy involves growing the SRH community, so that good sexual and reproductive health across the life course becomes the standard for all people. 
2021 saw the return of our Undergraduate Student Essay Prize (previously known as the Margaret Jackson Prize). We were so pleased to receive a record number of inquisitive, thoughtful, and boundary-pushing essays from students across the country.  
Our winning essay, titled “A Hidden Majority: The public health crisis of Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia”, written by Karinn Farquharson now features on our website for all of our members to read. It is heartening to see so many inspiring students make their way into sexual and reproductive healthcare, and it is part of our vision to continue supporting these students as they become the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. 

Undergraduate Student Essay Prize winner Karinn Farquharson

Expanding our social reach

We have also expanded our social reach this year, reaching follower milestones across our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. We’re excited to reach more members of our community and highlight the incredible work that all of our members are doing to improve the lives of women.  
We partnered with RCOG to deliver our first Instagram Live Q&A for our patient followers. Dr Cindy Farmer, chair of our General Training Committee spoke alongside Dr Anita Mitra (Gynae Geek) to discuss all things contraception, STIs, and abortion.