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Rupy Virdee, Creative Events Manager
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Rvirdee@leighday.co.uk
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Save the date: Women’s Rights in Healthcare SeminarWomen-in-black.jpg

We are holding our second Women's Rights in Healthcare seminar on 6 June 2019 in central London.  If you would like to receive further details about the event once they’re available, please contact events@leighday.co.uk.
 
The first event, held on Thursday 24 May 2018 was attended by over 70 people from medical, legal and NGO backgrounds - watch the highlights.
 
Speakers included:
 
  • Leigh Day’s Suzanne White talked about consent in childbirth with reference to the Montgomery case, and touched upon post-natal depression and women’s mental health issues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Zoe Picton-Howell, a solicitor and tutor at University of York’s Law School and at the University of Edinburgh’s Medical School spoke movingly about her son, Adam Bojelian, the treatment he received prior to his death in 2015 aged just 15 years, and importance of good communication to maternal mental health.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Professor Mike Keighley and Jenny Tight of The MASIC Foundation addressed the unspoken taboo of anal sphincter injuries in childbirth and their plans to raise awareness of the issues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, from Doughty Street Chambers spoke about the Northern Ireland Abortion Rights debate, a particularly topical issue, coming the day before the referendum in the Republic of Ireland.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Dr Melanie Davies of UCLH described the fascinating research being undertaken to preserve fertility in younger women with cancer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Jane Plumb MBE, Chief Executive of Group B Strep Support, discussed Group B Strep and the rights of pregnant women to be informed and to have access to testing. 
 

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