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Women’s rights in healthcare


Join us to discuss topical issues focused on healthcare issues and the rights of women.

Thursday 6th June. 

13:00 until 17:30. 

Central London.

Our first women’s rights in healthcare event, in 2018, highlighted that there are issues affecting access to and delivery of healthcare for women that urgently need to be raised up the agenda and given a voice.

Our second event will continue the conversation by revisiting some of those original issues (such as the law on consent and perineal tears) and shining the light on issues that we believe deserve greater attention (menopause, IVF, BAME women's health and the right to caesarean birth).

We will have the great pleasure of hearing from Baroness Uddin and Baroness Barker, who will be joining an excellent line-up of speakers to discuss these issues:

Maria Booker, Birthrights
Caesarean birth - exploring the limits of choice in childbirth

Juliet Albert, Midwife
Barriers to accessing healthcare for non-pregnant women and pregnant women who have suffered Female Genital Mutilation

Professor Ying Cheong, Southampton University
The 'F' words - Fertility, Funding, Fair?

Dr Jenny Douglas, The Open University
The Politics of Black Women’s Health in the UK

Dr Katie Mann, POGP (Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy)
Perineal Trauma; its impact, and the role of physiotherapy

Dr Louise Newson, Menopause Specialist
Why Menopause is still a dirty word

Dr Nisha Shah, Consultant Psychiatrist
Mental illness in the perinatal period - a wolf in sheep's clothing?

Suzanne White, Leigh Day
An update on the law on consent

If you are interested in this event, please register interest at events@leighday.co.uk

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