Feature Articles

The 3nd Cross-strait Conference on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health 2013

Ref Number: ESEAOR201307a

  • Date1 Jul 2013
  • Category FPA Message
  • Targets Educators Social Workers
  • AuthorFPAHK
  • Topic Sexuality Education

The 3nd Cross-strait Conference on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health 2011, hosted by the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK), was attended by over one hundred scholars, sex educators, youth workers and healthcare professionals from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan on 6-8 June 2013.

The Conference Opening Ceremony was officiated by Dr WM Ko, Secretary for Food and Health from the Government of Hong Kong, and Ms Lina Yan, Chairperson of FPAHK. Dr Fang Gang, Director of the Institute of Sexuality and Gender Study at the Beijing Forestry University, delivered the keynote speech on the theme of human rights and sexual rights. Over the two days of the Conference there were 5 panel presentations and 4 sharing sessions by delegates from the four localities. Our two peer counsellors delivered an oral presentation on the TOP (Termination of Pregnancy) Supporter project. The Association’s sexuality education resources were displayed at the venue. At the Closing of the Conference, representatives from the four localities signed a joint agreement that the Conference would continue to be held every two years so that experts and resource persons could continue to exchange ideas and learn from one another. Caritas, Macau will host the 4th Conference in 2015.

On the third and last day of the Conference, the overseas delegates visited the Association’s headquarters and toured the FPA Jockey Club Youth Zone and Teen Bean Mobile Classroom. They were briefed on the sexuality education work and youth SRH counselling services offered by the Association. Evaluation feedback from the Conference participants was very positive and encouraging.