Margaret Jackson Essay Prize 2016 - results

Posted 4 July 2016

Date: 04 Jul 2016

Type: FSRH News and Information

We are delighted to announce the results for this year's Margaret Jackson Essay Prize (MJEP).

The Margaret Jackson Essay Prize is our annual essay competition for undergraduate medical students, in memory of Dr Margaret Jackson, a distinguished pioneer in the field of Family Planning.

There were 24 submissions this year, and the judges were very impressed with the quality of the essays. The level of the competition was so high that instead of two runners-up this year there are three.

The winning essay was “Sex, drugs and self-control: Why chemsex is fast becoming a public health concern” by Alistair MacFarlane of Kings College London, and will be considered for publication in the Journal of Family planning as well as a £300 prize.

The three runners-up are “Sexy Movies: Why is sexual content in feature films relevant to adolescents’ sexual health” by Alice Aylward, “Is contraception the solution to the Zika virus crisis?” by Dorothy Davies, and "Young men who have sex with men – sexual health risks and potential public health interventions using smartphone applications" by Shane Grealish. Each have won a prize of £100 for their entries.

Click on the links below to view the full essays. 

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