Hot Topic: Bridging the Gap: Addressing Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Needs in Young People | Half-day, online event

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Date: 27 Feb 2024

Start time: 09:30AM

End time: 12:30PM

Venue: Online

Cost: £53 – £160

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Hot Topic: Bridging the Gap: Addressing Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Needs in Young People | Half-day, online event

Opening times

Daytime event.


  • Sexual Problems
  • Public Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Contraception
  • Basic Clinical Skills

CPD Credits: 3

FSRH Hot Topic Events are a series of half-day conferences providing expert specialist clinical training and essential information.

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024
Time: 09:30 – 12:30

Our upcoming FSRH Hot Topic is dedicated to 'Bridging the Gap: Understanding and Addressing SRH Needs in Young People. The event will feature experts who will delve into critical SRH issues affecting young people. Join us for insightful discussions, innovative strategies, and a collaborative Q&A session aimed at identifying needs, breaking barriers, and creating actionable solutions.

Together, health care professionals can pave the way for a healthier, more informed future for young people's sexual and reproductive health!

Please note we are unable to offer refunds for this event.

Learning outcomes:

  • Build confidence in prescribing contraception specifically for individuals under the age of 18.
  • Recognise the importance of informed consent in the context of sexual and reproductive health consultation, emphasising on individual considerations.
  • Discuss psychosexual challenges in young individuals.
  • Consider diversity and inclusion when providing sexual and reproductive healthcare (to include sexuality, gender diversity, neurodiversity, ethnic background, ability).

Event information

Agenda and speakers

09:30 – 9:40: Welcome and overview of event

  • Chair - Dr Aimee Palace, GP based in Leicestershire and FSRH Events Executive Group – Co-Chair

09:40 – 10:20: Contraception for under 18’s – navigating consent, prescribing & empowering young people

  • Dr Jessica Doctor, SRH Safeguarding Lead, Consultant HIV and Sexual Health, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital

10:20 - 11.00: Identifying & managing STI’s – how to engage young people in testing and treatment of STIs

  • Tami Rocco, Health Adviser & Counsellor (MBACP), Sexual Health, Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation Trust group

11:00 – 11:10: Tea & Coffee Break

11.10 - 11.12: Organon promotional video. 
Organon have provided funding to show a short promotional video on the main programme. Organon have had no influence or input into the agenda or selection of speakers.

11:12 – 11:52: Psychosexual Difficulties in young people

  • Dr Sally Soodeen, Associate specialist in Sexual health and psychosexual medicine

11:52 – 12:27: Q&A with all speakers

  • Chair – Dr Aimee Palace, GP based in Leicestershire and FSRH Events Executive Group – Co-Chair

12:27-12:30: Chairperson’s closing remarks, Dr Aimee Palace

Download the full programme here

Speaker biographies

Dr Sally Soodeen

Dr Sally Soodeen

Dr Sally Soodeen's initial training was in general practice, and she has devoted 22 years of her career to working in sexual health. Her journey led her to commence training with the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine in 2001, culminating in achieving the diploma and subsequent membership in 2011. Since 2009, she has been an integral part of the psychosexual service in Bristol.  
Sally holds a keen interest in aiding individuals who have faced trauma and delves into body-mind medicine, particularly exploring how our bodies can sometimes articulate what words cannot express. Beyond her clinical work, she finds fulfilment in teaching, writing, and contemplating aspects of psychosexual medicine. 

Tami Rocco

Tami Rocco

Tami started off her career as a secondary school teacher with specific interest in personal, social and health education and advise working in Johannesburg, South Africa.  She moved to the UK 21 years ago and for the past 18 years, Tami has been working as a Sexual Health Adviser in GUM and HIV for busy inner London services such as The Mortimer Marker Centre, John Hunter Clinic and for the past 7 years at The Burrell Street Clinic, Streatham Hill Clinic and Harrison Wing.  Tami has a wealth of experience working in multidisciplinary teams and in partnerships with variety of different clinical, outreach and educational young people’s services including various youth centres, Brook, under 18 helpline and Social Care. Over the years Tami has also delivered relationship and sex education in several schools in an around London.  Tami is also a registered counsellor and specialises in working with clients on issues relating to sexual health and relationships. 

On-demand content

Unable to join us on the day? Purchase your ticket to watch a recording on–demand at a time convenient to you.

All delegates will have access to event content for up to one month after they are made available online.

Please note that the recordings will not be immediately available after the event and may take up to 2 weeks before they can be accessed online.

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Hot Topic feedback

"Excellent webinar, very useful presentations, knowledgeable speakers, interactive, lots of learning points, well chaired"

"I think this was the most beneficial training event I've ever attended. So interesting and each speaker was fantastic"