Once again, the EGA Institute for Women's Health marked International Women's Day with a series of special events
7th February: Lunch Hour Lecture: Caesarean section: Too few or too many?
Caesarean section, the most commonly performed major surgical operation worldwide, has saved countless women's lives. But has it become too common? Professor Eric Jauniaux discusses access to safe maternity care and the long-term health impacts of high Caesarean sections rates.
4th - 8th March: Exhibition: My Body My Life
My Body My Life is a travelling multimedia exhibition that tells women's abortion stories and allows visitors to contribute their own. A unique exhibition that seeks to address that stigma that still endures around abortion by bringing real stories of abortion into the open.
4th March: Film Screening: Child of Mine
Filmed over two years at UCLH and the Rosie Hospital, Child of Mine sensitively follows three couples through their personal journeys of losing a child before birth. The UK has one of the highest rates of stillbirth in the developed world, and this film sensitively and movingly brings the topic into the open.
5th March: Lunch Hour Discussion: The future of female fertility - who, what and why?
Globally, the age of motherhood is on the increase but women's fertility declines with age. How can women balance their social desires regarding when to have a child with the biological constraints of fertility? Is egg freezing or ovarian tissue freezing the answer, or do we need to think more radically? A panel of experts from UCL's Institute for Women's Health opens up these topics for public discussion.