This episode contains an in-depth interview with Georgie McCormick. Georgie joined the Family Planning Association (FPA) in Northern Ireland in 1986 and is an experienced trainer and facilitator in all areas of sexuality.
Georgie discusses delivering sexual health workshops in community settings in the 1980s and 90s; the impact of the conflict in Northern Ireland on reaching out to groups; working with men on sexual health issues; the advancements in pregnancy testing; the formation of FPA's pregnancy counselling service; the barriers facing women accessing abortion services; the importance of non-directive information and support when discussing pregnancy options; interactions with healthcare professionals; and her aspirations for sexual health going forward. After the interview the host and co-host discuss some of the key issues raised.
If you would like support around a sexual health issue you can call the Sexual Health Helpline on 028 9031 6100.
Directions from Northern Ireland to an abortion clinic in the Netherlands - FPA NI information sheet which was provided to women travelling from Northern Ireland to the Netherlands to access abortion care.