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CRRC Events

Upcoming events

We are planning a CRRC Seminar Series. More information coming soon!

Expectations and Experiences - A Research Panel and Workshop on Medical Abortion and Pain

This event is being organised by the CRRC, with guest speakers Dr Carrie Purcell, Dr John Reynolds-Wright and the CRRC's Hannah McCulloch. The event will bring together researchers, abortion providers, and people with an interest in pain with medical abortion to:

  • Highlight latest research on pain with abortion across the UK, and disseminate recent findings from the BPAS research team through a panel presentation and Q&A;
  • Bring together key stakeholders (ie. Researchers, abortion providers, health care professionals) to discuss current challenges in abortion pain research, clinical management & policies and ways forward;
  • Provide BPAS staff interested in pain with medical abortion an opportunity to attend a research event and contribute to a sector-wide conversation (in line with BPAS’ embedded research culture strategy);
  • Establish research and clinical interests around pain with abortion.

Past events

CRRC Event 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

CRRC Event Technology

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

An event which showcased the findings from the WRISK Project. The full webinar, with Q&A, is now available on YouTube. Featuring:

  • An overview of WRISK project findings with Clare Murphy and Professor Julia Sanders
  • Reflections and comments from Professor Marian Knight MBE
  • Insights from The Pelvic Partnership- the winners of this year’s Heather Trickey Essay Prize