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Women’s Rights in Healthcare

We’re delighted to announce that ‘Women’s Rights in Healthcare’ will be taking place for the third year.  Because of the on-going Coronavirus situation, this year we’re taking the conversation online. Whilst we’re disappointed not to be able to see you in person, the pandemic has highlighted more reasons than ever to talk about issues affecting access to and delivery of healthcare for women. Find out more about our women's health work.

Please join us for a series of weekly webinars with expert speakers on topical issues concerning healthcare and the rights of women.  You can register for the following webinars now, and we’ll be adding to the list as new speakers and topics are confirmed.

If you’d like to receive details about the webinars by email, please let us know by providing your contact details: sign up for email invitations

If you missed any of our webinars, or would like to watch again, you can view the recordings on our YouTube channel:

Mental capacity and childbirth

21st October, 4pm Register here 

Pregnant women with mental disorders can find themselves in disagreement with their doctors over the arrangements for delivery of their child. This webinar will explore the legal framework that applies when a pregnant women is thought to lack capacity to make her own decisions about childbirth. The speakers will explain the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the need for cases to be referred to the Court of Protection, and the approach the court takes, as well as considering the sorts of issues that arise from a clinical perspective and offering proposals for improving decision-making in this area and promoting the autonomy of pregnant women.  Our speakers are Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Dr Livia Martucci, a Consultant in Perinatal Psychiatry and Dr Samantha Halliday, Co-director of Durham Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences and Associate Professor in Biolaw in the Durham Law School.

Politics and Reproductive Health

4th November, 4pm Register here 

Details to follow 


The rights of LGBTQ women in healthcare

Details to follow

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