Contraception At The Crossroads
Dr Elna Rudolph (Clinical Head of My Sexual Health, Fellow of European Committee for
Sexual Medicine, President Elect of the Southern African Sexual Health Association and
Regional Secretary for Africa, for the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS)
Wessel Van Den Berg (Child Rights & Positive Parenting Unit manager at Sonke Gender
Justice and MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign Co-Co-ordinator.)
Dr Trudy Smith (Gynaecologist Oncologist)
Dr Elna Rudolph will cover the ESSM Position Statement on Hormonal Contraception and
Female Sexuality and share the most up to date, evidence based advice on counselling
adolescents, including that pertaining to the trans community.
Wessel Van Den Berg will talk on contraceptive and reproductive health in men, within the
context of adolescent male sexuality and ideas of masculinity.
Dr Trudy Smith will discuss case studies related to the following pertinent topics – “how to
switch from contraception to HRT in a 50yr old female”, “why folate is important”,
“hormone-withdrawal associated symptoms” and how to deal with “pelvic pain and
endometriosis” and “cervical cancer”.