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Sexual Health, Fertility, and Motherhood – EMHF 13th April

DSCN0430As a part of Ethnic Minority Health Forum Cairde will run a Consultation Seminar: Study on Sexual Health, Fertility, and Motherhood for Migrant and Minority Ethnic Women living in Ireland. It will involve a presentation by Catherine Conlon and Joan O’Connor, independent researchers, on the aims and objectives of this study commissioned by the Crisis Pregnancy Programme (CPP) of the Health Services Executive (HSE).

The study aims to explore the views of migrant and minority ethnic women on issues relating to sexuality, fertility, and motherhood.  The research will focus on the knowledge and meanings young migrant women bring to their sexual relationships, sexual health, and reproductive decisions including contraceptive use, pregnancy and motherhood. It will identify gaps and needs in sexual health service provision specific to migrant and minority ethnic women.

It is intended that outcomes from this research will contribute to building multi-cultural competency among service planners, policy makers and practitioners working in the sexual and reproductive health area.

We are interested to hear the views and perspectives of people working in Migrant Rights Organisations, and other individuals who are interested in this topic, on what you consider to be the key issues the study should address. Sexual health services are vital for women’s well-being. Through this research these services in Ireland can be improved to better meet the specific needs of migrant and minority ethnic women. Your attendance at the seminar will allow you the opportunity to inform the development of sexual health policy and services at a national level.


When: 10.30am, 13th April, 2011

Where: Cairde, 19 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1.

Lunch and €5 fee towards transport costs will be provided.

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