“From Knowledge Production to Clinical Practice: risk and pregnancy”: We are hosting a public webinar to showcase the findings of the WRISK Project! The webinar will take place on Zoom on 14th February 2023, 3-5pm. Featuring Professor Marian Knight (University of Oxford), Professor Julia Sanders (Cardiff University), Ms Clare Murphy (BPAS) and Ms Rebecca Blaylock (BPAS-CRRC). More information to follow soon!
Parenting before Children? Parenting culture, pregnancy and the ‘pre-conception period’
A collaborative event between the CRRC and University of Kent's Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, this event explored how parenting has been extended to include pregnancy and the ‘preconception period’ and the effect of this on health policy. Watch the presentation recordings here.
Autonomy, trust & surveillance: technology in reproductive healthcare
Fifty years since the Predictor home pregnancy test first became available in Britain, affording women the chance to find out for themselves whether they were pregnant without supervision from a doctor. But instead of being hailed as a breakthrough for autonomy, Predictor was met with panic that women could not be trusted to use it correctly, and many pharmacists refused to stock it.
Half a century later, we explore the themes of autonomy, trust and surveillance in relation to reproductive technologies, including contraception, home foetal dopplers, abortion medication, and pregnancy screening. We discuss how reproductive technologies are used to both advance women's autonomy and promote tighter control of their reproductive choices. The programme is available here. The event briefing can be read here and the related reading list here.
Collaborate with us
If you are a student or a researcher with a project you would like to undertake and looking for a host organisation, do get in touch.
We have previously accepted students and fellows from Imperial College London, Kent University, Sussex University, Princeton University, Harvard Law School and Yale Law School.
Awards, grants and prizes
The Heather Trickey Essay Prize
This prize encourages work reflecting the contribution and commitment of Dr Heather Trickey to finding common ground in the field of women’s reproductive health and women’s rights.
By bringing together those of differing perspectives, we’ll develop innovative, practical policy solutions to difficult problems.
Peter Huntingford Memorial Prize
BPAS has endowed the Peter Huntingford Memorial Prize to mark the late Professor Peter Huntingford’s contribution to obstetrics and gynaecology.