Emma Chan works as a Facilitator for Sexplain UK, delivering inclusive and sex-positive sex and relationship workshops, mostly to secondary aged children, across the UK.
They qualified as a doctor (BMBS) in 2015 from the University of Nottingham, going on to begin speciality training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2017. They previously studied Psychology (BSc), also gained at The University of Nottingham. They are currently working towards an MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Emma is a member of The Candid Collective, regularly helping to run ‘Genital Making Magnets’ workshops. She has been interviewed about topics relating to sexual health by Cosmopolitan Online, Ask Ella and even BBC Radio Devon! She has appeared as a guest speaker at UCL’s Institute of Education, on the ‘Gender, Sex and Education’ MSc module.
Emma’s pronouns are she/her or they/their. They are comfortable with the gender label ‘woman’. However, she is conscious of this having been strongly ‘externally’ imposed through a life-time of social conditioning. For example, Emma attended an all-girls secondary school in North London and still has the pink baby name band she was given at birth. If they had grown up in the fearless post-feminist, gender-stereotype-free utopia they would like to try to bring about, maybe this label would not be so appropriate…