Spring Term 2020

Our main event this term is a half-day seminar ‘Pregnancy in the Press’ organised in collaboration with Kent’s Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Reproduction, Kent Law School and bpas.

This takes place on Wednesday 18 March and the sessions are:

Reporting contraception (Chair Ann Furedi)

Claire Jones, Contraceptives in the early twentieth century press
Verity Pooke, Emergency Contraceptive Pills as a blessing and a curse
Taylor Burgess, Exploring the ethics of LARC promotion and practice in the UK today

Media reception of abortion as a threat to women (Chair Jennie Bristow)

Sally Sheldon, Women-protective arguments and the 1967 Abortion Act
Ellie Lee and Hannah Pereira, The ‘sex selection’ media panic 2012-2014 and its effects

Communicating risk in reproduction and pregnancy (Chair Kirsty Horsey)

Nicky Hudson, The transformation of human reproduction, with discussant Darren Griffin
Clare Murphy, Risk communication and pregnancy, with discussant Robbie Sutton

The event is free but you need to book.

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