EGA Institute for Women's Health


IWD Event - Panel: Race & Reproduction

08 March 2021, 1:00 pm–2:15 pm

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The Institute for Women's Health will be hosting four, free online events to celebrate #iwd2021.

This event is free.

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Carla Logon Bishop – EGA Institute for Women's Health

This event brings together four amazing women from minoritised backgrounds and they will be discussing baby loss, infertility, female genital mutilation, periods, pain and pelvic floor. The panellists for the event are Le'Nise Brothers a registered nutritionist who specialises in women’s health, hormones and the menstrual cycle and hosts the Period Story podcast, a programme where she talks to women about their first period and the myths and misconceptions about periods.  Seetal Savla, a freelance writer who aims to banish the extra stigma faced by women of colour struggling with infertility, Dr Shema Tariq (Academic and Consultant in HIV/Sexual Health, and Trustee of Tommy's Baby Charity) will share her personal experience of infertility and baby loss, and Dr Sohier Elneil a Consultant urogynaecologist will be talking about FGM: addressing the hidden problems of chronic pain and other pelvic floor problems.  The event will be chaired by Asma Ashraf a nurse who works in HIV/Sexual Health research at UCL’s Institute for Global Health & a member of the UCL Race Equality Steering Group.