Sexual health career stories and case studies

 Sexual Health (SH) encompasses; genito-urinary medicine, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, contraception, abortion services, teenage pregnancy and sexual & reproductive health.

It is delivered in various settings, providing care across specialised services as well as through primary and third sector organisations. The following selection of career stories, from nurses working across the UK and in a variety of organisations, demonstrate the various routes that senior nurses have taken to develop into the speciality. These are followed by case studies which help to show the breadth of services providing sexual health care.

Sex, Specialty and Service - Working in sexual health services

Sexual and reproductive health nursing staff talk about why they chose to work in sexual health and how their role and studying has developed their skills and experience. Also, hear about what their role encompasses and what they enjoy about the area they work in.

Would you like to submit a case study?

If you would like to submit a case study, please complete this template or if you would like to show your career story please use this template and email it to helen.donovan@rcn.org.uk. To fill out the template, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download here.

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Sexual health education directory

This resource highlights the education, training and qualification requirements for registered nurses, midwives, health advisers and nursing associates as well as unregistered health care support staff working in sexual health.

Dating apps and keeping safe

RCNi Awards finalist Sandra Bennett discusses the best approaches to take with patients who have been assaulted after using dating apps. Fast forward the podcast to 5:30 to hear Sandra Bennett.

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Page last updated - 12/07/2019