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Reproductive rights – what do they mean for disabled women?

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Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Sussex Place

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British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are bringing together expert speakers and disabled women to discuss the challenges women face when trying to exercise reproductive choices in the UK.

Decisions women make around sex, contraception, pregnancy and childbirth are routinely stigmatised and disabled women face a multitude of complex additional barriers. This event will provide an opportunity to hear more about these issues and for women themselves to share what reproductive rights mean to them.

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11am Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Opening remarks

11.10am Claire de Than 'Exploring the human right to have fun', Law Commissioner, Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University, London and the Sexual Health and Disability Alliance

11.40am Jane Dickson, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15pm Alison Lapper MBE Artist, television presenter and speaker

2pm Melanie Davies, British Fertility Society

2.30pm Panel Discussion

3pm Lesley Regan, President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Closing remarks

The event is free and lunch will be provided. BPAS and the RCOG are able to consider financial support to help women living with a disability to attend. The College is fully accessible. Please let us know on booking if you have any access or dietary requirements.

For further information on support to attend or anything else please contact abigail.fitzgibbon@bpas.org/020 7061 3379.

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