International Women’s Day 2023

Posted 8 March 2023

Date: 08 Mar 2023

Type: FSRH News and Information

This International Women’s Day, we invite our members and non-members to be part of the conversation and work with us on achieving our vision to improve sexual and reproductive healthcare for women and all those accessing care.

Below we’ve listed a variety of resources and activities that align with the FSRH Hatfield Vision. Read on to find out about our recent campaign work and how you can get involved.

Campaign work

Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and women’s health partners’ joint statement on stigma and shame in women’s health services

Stigma is experienced across many women’s health services by both patients and health providers around the world. The stigma that surrounds women’s health conditions and procedures leads to them frequently being deprioritised within health budgets and services. To ensure all women can access the highest standard of care without fear of judgement or delay, we support the RCOG’s commitment to tackling stigma within health services, reducing health inequities, and supporting the health workforce to provide quality, respectful care to all.

Read the joint statement

British Medical Association (BMA) pledge for ending sexism in medicine  

As the voice for healthcare professionals working in sexual and reproductive healthcare, we are committed to ensuring all doctors and medical students work in an environment free from discrimination. We are proud to have signed up to the BMA pledge on Ending Sexism in Medicine. The joint pledge aims to ensure that sexism is not tolerated within the medical profession, and that the gender of doctors or medical students plays no role in their career progression.

Read more about the campaign

Learning resources

Women's Health Library

Bringing together national guidance and resources produced and accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty, the Women’s Health Library provides free educational resources and guidelines on women’s health. These resources are relevant to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals who wish to develop a more specialised interest in women’s health.

Access the Women’s Health Library

SRH International

SRH International is a programme designed to develop the sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) knowledge of healthcare professionals (HCPs) living and working outside the UK.

Created in partnership with leading SRH clinicians and educators, SRH International offers quality learning resources to support, develop and assess your knowledge and understanding on several SRH topics. This includes contraception, pregnancy, menopause, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – all valuable to those working to improve reproductive and sexual health outcomes for women and girls. The programme also includes 1-years Affiliate International Membership, giving you access to our resources, and discounts on events and webinars.

Find out more

Get involved

Be part of our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in June – submit your abstracts today 

Our 2023 ASM is an excellent opportunity for clinicians and scientists to present their research findings to their national and international peers from the sexual and reproductive healthcare community. We are looking for abstracts that present research or evidence-based quality improvement actions in the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare. Where applicable, we encourage applicants to make links between their research and one or more of the 16 FSRH Hatfield Vision goals.  

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