Title Brook Advisory Centre AGM 1971.
Imprint UK : Brook, 1971.
Access Location Shelfmark Availability
 Online request  Closed stores Moving image and sound collections  1871AM  Available
Physical description 1 1/4" sound recording (side 1; 145:45 min. & side 2; 147:45).
Note Other material from this collection is available in the Archives & Manuscripts catalogue under SA/BRO.
Technically this meeting was not the AGM (the box is marked 'AGM'), but a relatively short business meeting. It was a national meeting for Brook doctors, on the afternoon of 19th July 1971, chaired by Professor Fairweather (probably Denys V I Fairweather of UCH). The speakers were Dr Malcolm Potts on new methods of birth control and abortion, Dr Margaret Christie Brown on special counselling sessions, and Dr John Newton on Brook patients under 17 (source: Brook Annual Report 1971).
This material has been digitised.
Summary The first part of the audio recording is of the AGM of the Brook Advisory Centre's AGM which took place in 1971. The speaker is introduced; this is Dr Malcolm Potts who talks about his vision for the provision of family planning (contraception) in terms of what kinds of contraception might be available and also be the most convenient for young people. He also comments on the differing pregnancy rates in young people around the World and the need for a non-invasive abortion service available to young people who are less than 12 weeks pregnant. There are some questions (speakers are a bit indistinct). He then answers questions about post-abortion/postpartum family planning and the best time to offer counselling or implementing contraception. The second part of the recording starts with a female speaker; she discusses a court case where the organisation has taken action against a doctor.
Target audience General public
Medium Master
Copyright Brook
Topic-MESH Contraception.
Family Planning Services.
Abortion Applicants.
Genre/Technique Sound recordings.
System no. .b20292740