Sexual Health Zone

Time Title
09:30 - 10:30 Aine Kothari
Cervical screening-current practice & new developments
10:50 - 11:50 Barbara Hollingworth
Talk TBC
12:10 - 13:10 Dr Helen Munro
Over 40’s sexual health
14:10 - 15:10 Anne Connolly
Assessing abnormal bleeding
15:30 - 16:30 Barbara Hollingworth
Talk TBC

Aine Kothari
Senior Lecturer

I have worked since 1988 in a variety of teaching roles, the most recent involves Cervical Screening, which includes a strong Public Health component. Health promotion is at the core of the course content in addition to the role and responsibilities of Health Care Practitioners in meeting the requirements set out by the National Health Cervical Screening Programme and delivering care to the highest standard.

Cervical Screening – current practice and new developments
This session aims to provide participants with an overview of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme, new developments in screening and cervical sample taking in practice. It is aimed at Nurses and staff involved in primary care.

Barbara Hollingworth

Bio: Former Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust since 1999. Retired early 2017. Previously Associate Specialist Margaret Pyke Centre London. Special interest in complex contraception.

Abstract: There is a wide range of contraceptive methods available and most women will be able to use the method of their choice but it is the job of the Healthcare professional to help her make that choice by having a detailed knowledge of all the methods, their risks and benefits, and by a medical assessment of the woman herself to make sure that method will be safe for her. We will briefly discuss all the reversible contraceptive methods and how they are categorised by the United Kingdom Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC) to assist in this decision making.

UKMEC may be found at under the Clinical Guidance menu.

Dr Helen Munro

Bio: Following a detour via general practice, public health, some time working abroad in SW Africa and a brief stint in Urology, Helen is now a Consultant in CSRH. She currently works as a Locum Consultant in an integrated SRH service in SW Wales and is Chair for the Clinical Standards Committee of FSRH and a member of FSRH Council. Helen is a primary trainer for the DFSRH and LoC IUD/SDI and has a special interest in providing menopause care within her service. She is determined to run a sub 2 hour half marathon this year.

Title: Life begins at 40!
Life begins at 40- the other 39 were practice! This session will focus on how to provide practical help and support to women in their 40s who may be struggling with questions around contraception, their sexual health and the use of HRT. Through a series of case presentations of patients who may commonly present to a community clinic or GP practice, you will be given opportunity to discuss myths and misconceptions relating to contraception and sexual health in the over 40s.

UKMEC may be found at under the Clinical Guidance menu.