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?

    Young people need our support and understanding to navigate this process of transition from childhood to becoming an adult.

    Good puberty education can also play a role in breaking down gender stereotypes. Learning about sexual identity and desire promotes tolerance and understanding and by teaching everyone about periods, we challenge stigma and empower young people to understand their bodies and fertility.

    Brook is proud to have teamed up with Lil-Lets, a leading UK feminine hygiene brand, with over 60 years of expertise, to bring you this course, which is rich with animations, videos and games to test your knowledge. Accompanying this is a selection of tried-and-tested, high quality activities for you to download and use with young people – each exploring various aspects of puberty.

  • Where do I go to take the course?

    Young people need our support and understanding to navigate this process of transition from childhood to becoming an adult.

    Good puberty education can also play a role in breaking down gender stereotypes. Learning about sexual identity and desire promotes tolerance and understanding and by teaching everyone about periods, we challenge stigma and empower young people to understand their bodies and fertility.

    Brook is proud to have teamed up with Lil-Lets, a leading UK feminine hygiene brand, with over 60 years of expertise, to bring you this course, which is rich with animations, videos and games to test your knowledge. Accompanying this is a selection of tried-and-tested, high quality activities for you to download and use with young people – each exploring various aspects of puberty.

  • Can I access the course any time?

    Young people need our support and understanding to navigate this process of transition from childhood to becoming an adult.

    Good puberty education can also play a role in breaking down gender stereotypes. Learning about sexual identity and desire promotes tolerance and understanding and by teaching everyone about periods, we challenge stigma and empower young people to understand their bodies and fertility.

    Brook is proud to have teamed up with Lil-Lets, a leading UK feminine hygiene brand, with over 60 years of expertise, to bring you this course, which is rich with animations, videos and games to test your knowledge. Accompanying this is a selection of tried-and-tested, high quality activities for you to download and use with young people – each exploring various aspects of puberty.

Brook learn: Our bespoke e-learning platform for professionals

After purchasing the course here, you’ll be re-directed to our e-learning portal, Brook Learn.

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