Once again, the EGA Institute for Women's Health is marking International Women's Day with a series of special events
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge #iwd2021
A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can create an inclusive and more gender-equal world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.
The Institute for Women’s Health will be hosting four, free, online events to celebrate #iwd2021. Please book via the Eventbrite links. All events will be available on YouTube.
Sunday 7th March - 7 - 8pm: Your Fertile Years - What you need to know to make informed choices
Have you ever been taught about how your body works; from the menstrual cycle to the menopause? Do you know that a woman’s fertility declines from her mid 30s? Do you know when your fertile window is? Or what you need to do to have a healthy pregnancy and birth? Professor Joyce Harper, author of Your Fertile Years, will be joined by a panel of fertility experts to discuss why we need fertility education with a Q and A from the audience. Chairing the event will be Dr Larisa Corda, and on the panel will be Dr Raj Mathur, Chair of the British Fertility Society, Dr Mara Simopoulou, Chair of the Greek MyFertility campaign, and Emma Haslett, Journalist and co-host of @bigfatnegative podcast.
Monday 8th March 2021 - 1.00 - 2.15 pm: Panel: Race & Reproduction
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Monday 8th March, 8-9.30 pm: Panel: Women open water swimming.
On the panel are Professor Sasha Roseneil, University College London, Pro-Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion), Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences and Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Jessica Hepburn, fertility advocate, founder of Fertility Fest, channel swimmer and author of 21 Miles, Dr Heather Massey, University of Portsmouth, a channel swimmer and ice 1km swimmer and currently researching the physiology of cold water swimming and its impacts on physical and mental health, Dr Ruth Williamson, Radiologist and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at University Hospitals Dorset, a channel relay and winter swimmer with research interests in the health benefits and risk management of cold water swimming and Rachel Ashe, founder of Mental Health Swims, a community that empowers people of all body shapes, age, colour, background, gender, sexuality and ability. The event will be chaired by Professor Joyce Harper, Institute for Women’s Health at University College London, author of 'Your Fertile Years' and a novice open water swimmer.
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This event is almost full – if you wish to attend please register now.
Tuesday 9th March 2021 - 2:00 – 3:30 pm - Performance: Interpreting Ovarian Cancer through Dance
Book your place here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iwd-event-interpreting-ovarian-cancer-thr...
Tuesday 9th March 2021 - 8.00 - 10.00 pm - Film Screening: Picture a Scientist