SCORA X-Change

Introduction

SCORA X-Change is an international training program for medical students on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues organized by SCORA groups in several medical schools in the hosting countries.

The aim of the project is to raise awareness and increase knowledge about SRHR as a global health issue among medical students and future doctors, as well as to offer medical students from different parts of the world an opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas about the topic, promote discussions and develop transnational collaborations. Medical students from all over the world are selected to participate, and the program focuses on seminars with several clinicians and other professionals. At the same time that visits and discussions on some given themes connected to Sexual and Reproductive Health take place.

In 2017 SCORA X-Change Portugal will be organized in two cities, Lisbon and Porto, during three weeks from the 9th to the 29th of July. We will have a maximum of 8 international participants and 8 national participants.

The main topics of this exchange, to discuss and learn more about, will be:

  • HIV and other STIs;
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education;
  • Sexuality and Gender Issues;
  • Maternal Health & Access to Safe Abortion;
  • Gender Based Violence.