Reproductive rights, pregnancy and childbirth
Thursday 22 March 2012

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

For over forty years, the name "Our Bodies, Ourselves" has become synonymous with women's health and inspired a women's health movement. This meeting aims to see how a focus on reproductive rights can drive changes in pregnancy and birth care.

Chairs: Susan Bewley, Professor of Complex Obstetrics, KCL; Honorary Clinical Director Obstetrics, NHS London; CEO Division of Women's Health, KHL; Women's Health Academic Centre, Kings Health Partners (KHP) and Barbara Hewson, Barrister, Hardwicke.

6.00 pm Registration, tea and coffee

6.30 pm Learning from the Humanising Birth movement in Brazil
Professor Simone Diniz, Associate Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

7.00 pm Gender, reproductive rights and justice
Dr Susanna Rance, Gender and Feminist Theory Network, King's College, London

7.30 pm How patient stories be used effectively to drive quality improvement
Professor Jane Sandall Member WHO Europe, Patient Safety and Rights Expert Group

8.05 pm Debate

9.05 pm Close of meeting

Meeting ref: MBC02

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