Sexpression UK media features

Posted by ap507 at Nov 26, 2013 12:47 PM |
Charlotte Hayden featured in Channel 4 and the Independent to discuss her role in student-led initiative

Charlotte Hayden of the Department of Health Sciences has been featured on a Channel 4 news story and in the Independent as a result of her co-leadership of the Leicester branch of Sexpression UK.

Sexpression UK is a student-led initiative to encourage young people to talk about sex, relationships and sexual violence. They currently have 29 local branches up and down the country, and advocate comprehensive sex education becoming part of the national curriculum, shifting the focus from the science of reproduction to better understanding relationships, sexuality, diversity and pleasure within relationships.

The media features are a run-up to the release of the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England’s report into the ‘shocking’ sexual violence being carried out by children against other children as young as 11, released 26 November.

Charlotte is currently mid-way through an intercalated BSc working with the SAPPHIRE (Social science APPlied to Healthcare Improvement REsearch) group to explore patients' perceptions of drug safety information, studying rheumatoid arthritis patients' views of the methotrexate leaflet. She will return to complete her final year of a medical degree in August 2014.

Sexpression will be fundraising and raising awareness for people living with HIV and AIDS in a week of events leading up to World AIDS Day on 1 December.

Read the Commissioner for England report here.

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