Healthy lives for young people

Abortion

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Having an abortion is not unusual. In fact, one in three British women will have an abortion during their reproductive lifetime. Approximately 200,000 abortions take place in England and Wales every year.

Despite these facts, ending a pregnancy remains controversial and stigmatised. It is a topic often shrouded in secrecy and silence and can be difficult to talk about. This can result in women feeling isolated and a sense of shame.

It is highly likely that some young people you work with will have been affected by abortion or will be in the future. This course will leave you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to have honest conversations about abortion with young people. It will help you to understand the realities, separate facts from myths and challenge stigma.

This online course was developed as part of a joint project with the Open University and the videos that feature in this online course were developed as part of the My Body, My Life project which was based on Open University (OU) research into women’s experiences of abortion.

This course also draws from materials developed as part of the Education for Choice project.

 

FAQS

  • How do I register/pay for the course?

    For courses that are chargeable, card payment can be taken through the Brook website using the secure payment service Stripe. You will then be directed to our e-learning platform, Brook Learn, and automatically enroled on the course you have purchased. Please read the course page carefully for details about enrolment periods.

    If you are unable to pay by card, or if you wish to purchase access to the course for someone else, please contact training@brook.org.uk, referencing the course you wish to purchase, to discuss other payment options.

    Many of our Brook Learn courses are free, so there is no charge. All you need to do is register (it only takes a minute) and you’ll have unlimited access.

  • Where do I go to take the course?

    All of our e-learning courses are hosted on Brook Learn, our dedicated online learning platform for professionals. Brook Learn has a range of free courses designed to support you in your work with young people and your delivery of RSE, covering core themes such as: Contraception, STIs, Pleasure, Consent, Puberty and Abortion.

    There are also courses on How to Deliver RSE, Child Sexual Exploitation and Harmful Sexual Behaviours.

  • Can I access the course any time?

    Yes – the courses are designed for you to complete in your own time and at your own pace.

    Once you have registered, you can access the course at any time on the Brook Learn site. You don’t need to complete the course in one go as your progress will be saved.

    You will need to log in to Brook Learn each time using your account details. You only need to register once to access all the courses on Brook Learn. Free courses will be automatically accessible and chargeable courses will become available once your payment has been processed.

    Please note: some courses, for example Traffic Light Tool, are subject to a limited enrolment period, please read the course page carefully for details and contact training@brook.org.uk if you have any questions.

  • Can I buy access to the course for someone else?

    Purchasing one of our e-learning courses using card payment via the website will only allow the purchaser to access the course.

    If you want to purchase the course for someone else or for a group of people, please contact training@brook.org.uk for other payment options.

  • I have another question, where can I get help?

    If your question is about using the Brook Learn platform, for example a course won’t load or you are having problems resetting your password, please contact the Brook Learn helpdesk.

    For enquiries about alternative payment methods, other training options and group training, please contact training@brook.org.uk.

    If you have a question about anything else, including course content or issues with card payment, please email website@brook.org.uk.

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