Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference Speaker- Helen Knox


Committed to Education others About Sexual Health

Founder of SEXplained -Helen Knox

Described by the Nursing Times in 2004 as a courageous innovator, Helen qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1978 at Westminster Hospital, London, before working as a Senior Staff Nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital A&E Dept, London, where she was ‘on duty’ on the night of The Brixton Riots.

She later qualified as a District Nursing Sister and worked in different parts of Kensington and Chelsea, West London. However, she developed a keen interest in well woman’s health. For over 20 years, she has worked in the field of contraception and sexual health, in different parts of London, and has always enjoyed teaching other people about her speciality.

From 1991-2001 she was the UK’s first Outreach Clinical Nurse Specialist in Contraception and Sexual Health and worked ‘on the streets’ in south London. In 1994 she was a finalist in the Nursing Times/3M National Nursing Awards for Innovation in Nursing and Midwifery for exceptional work in expanding the outreach work related to Family Planning and Sexual Health.

Helen has extensive experience in teaching contraception and sexual health to the public as well as her own profession. In 1999, she founded and now works for Sexplained Ltd but has worked in Family Planning Clinics and taught in men’s prisons, homeless hostels, drug agencies, probation centres, schools, colleges, civic centres and to sex workers – as well as Schools of Nursing and Universities.

She has frequently appeared on live phone-in shows on radio and also TV, here in the UK, and overseas. (click for media appearances)

Her teaching style is uniquely open and frank – with no holds barred. She keeps to the medical perspective when teaching, leaving the moral and other wider issues to the Church and others. At no time has she ever promoted underage sex or sexual activity – indeed the opposite – from a legally and medically reasoned perspective. SEXplained… The Uncensored Guide to Sexual Health, Helen’s highly acclaimed first book, published in 1995, covers all the issues relating to sexually transmitted infection and is also written specifically for the public.

In this, her first book in the SEXplained…® series, she pioneers teaching safer sex from the hepatitis prevention viewpoint, rather than the HIV angle, since it is a bigger threat than AIDS.

Medical photographs are reproduced in colour to illustrate, with chilling effect, some increasingly common infections that reinforce her message – and to stimulate discussion.

Since 1995, Helen has appeared frequently on television, given regular radio interviews and taken part in radio phone-ins. She is also a regular contributor to publications reaching a wide cross-section of target audiences.


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Barbados Family Planning’s Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference June 24-25, 2017

The Barbados Family Planning Association will be hosting its first medical conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Caribbean on June 24-25, 2017. BFPA Conference Flyer 4 (150)

Scheduled to be held at the Radisson Aquatica Hotel in Barbados, the goal of this conference is to provide an opportunity for information sharing and enhanced knowledge of current sexual and reproductive health practices, psychosocial perspectives, patient considerations and barriers to care. Topics explored include contraception, fertility, chronic disease and reproductive health, sexual transmitted infections, adolescent health and more. Health care providers, mental health professionals, health educators and others involved in the multidisciplinary care and intervention network are welcome to attend this event. The hours of this event will contribute to Continuing Professional Education credits for the participants.

The panel will feature guest presenter Helen Knox, UK’s first Outreach Clinical Nurse Specialist in Contraception and Sexual Health who is an expert in contraception and sexual health training and publications for all age groups, using exciting, motivational, and innovative ways. Her main presentation will be a special interactive workshop on Men’s Sexual Health, exploring the challenges that arise with male sexual health consultations and examinations. Helen is well-known in Barbados for her “Sexplained” column in the Better Health Magazine.

Dr. Juliet Skinner of the internationally accredited Barbados Fertility Clinic will open the medical education programme supported by a stellar faculty of the Barbadian health care providers lead by Dr. Tracy Archer, Medical Director of the Barbados Family Planning Association.


See the programme below:  Continue reading “Barbados Family Planning’s Sexual & Reproductive Health Conference June 24-25, 2017”

Communication in Cancer Care June 22

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Understanding how to optimize the communication process between patients/family and the health care delivery team is essential to our goal of reducing the burden of cancer.

This CME will explore various aspects of communication in cancer care and will feature Miami-based Radiation Oncologist Dr. Sophia Edwards-Bennett and local health care providers.

About the Guest Speaker

Dr. Sophia Edwards-Bennett (known by her patients as Dr. EB) is board certified in

Radiation Oncology. She is passionate about patient care and believes that every patient is special and unique. Her philosophy is that when patients, their spouses and family members entrust their lives into her hands, she should summon all her zeal, knowledge and expertise to unreservedly render the best care to all her patients. She has authored multiple articles; is co-chair of the SCCA Breast Committee, and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of SCMA, the South Carolina Cancer Control Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) Membership Committee.

This programme is valid for 3-Credits from the Barbados Nursing Council. Credit from the Barbados Medical Council is pending.


530-540           Opening Remarks

5.40-6.20         Current Situation – A review of challenges and opportunities in Barbados, Dr. June Clarke, Oncologist, Barbados

6.20-7.20        Communication in the Ca Journey, Dr. Sophia Edwards-Bennett, Radiation Oncologist, 21st Century Oncology, USA

7.20-7.35        Break/ Refreshments

7.35-8.15        Misinformation, Miscommunications & Misconceptions, Lisa Dodson, RN & Virginia Broome, RN, QEH, Barbados

8.15-8.45        Medical Family Therapy: The Integrated Care Model of Illness and Family Care, Janelle Chase-Mayers, Creative Systemic Therapist, PHD Candidate in Marriage & Family Therapy, ULM, Barbados

8.45-9.00       Discussion