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A group of researchers from Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) and the University of Latvia (LU) invite all those involved in promotion of sexual and reproductive health, including students and researchers, to attend this online conference.

Research results of the international project International Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey in the time of COVID-19 and the subgroup 'Sexual and Reproductive Health' of the project of the National Research Programme Impact of COVID-19 on health care system and public health in Latvia; ways in preparing health sector for future epidemics (VPP-COVID-2020/1-0011) will be presented and discussed at the conference.



Conference language: Latvian (with the exception of the presentation by Kristien Michelsen from Ghent University which will be presented in English)


Conference moderator: Prof. Gunta Lazdāne

13:00–13:10Address by a representative of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia and the RSU Vice-Rector for Science, Agrita Kiopa 
13:10–13:30'Sexual and Reproductive Health in the time of COVID-19. Why I-SHARE?' Kristien Michelsen, Ghent University, Belgium (in English)
13:30–13:50'I-SHARE/Latvija/VPP SRV' – project's progress in Latvia
Prof. Gunta Lazdāne, RSU
13:50–14:15'What effects has COVID-19 had on relationships, sexual behaviour, including STDs/HIV and sexual violence?'
Dr. Ieva Briedīte, RSU
Break (15 minutes)
14:30–14:55'How has COVID-19 affected reproductive health (contraception and maternal health)?'
Dr. Elizabete Pumpure, RSU
14:55–15:10'How to balance human rights in the field of sexual and reproductive health and the threats posed by COVID-19?'
Assoc. Prof. Solvita Olsena, LU
15:10–15:55 'What can we learn from COVID-19 and associated restrictions? Discussing the recommendations.'
Prof. Dace Rezeberga, RSU
15:55–16:00'Next steps.'
Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne, RSU, VPP Project Leader

Participation free of charge

The event will be recorded. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion and ask questions online.

Applications will be opened on 6 November.