“Reproductive Ageing and Fertility Myths”- Professor Susan Bewley
@The Prince of Wales, Covent Garden
Professor Susan Bewley qualified as a doctor in 1982. She has a degree in medical law and ethics, was the first woman trained in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the UK and worked as an obstetrician with pregnant women for almost 30 years. Her main research interests are severe maternal morbidity and violence in pregnancy. She has observed the much-hyped successes and much less well recognised harms of assisted reproduction and IVF over the past four decades. She was a member of the NICE Fertility Guideline Group and chaired the recent Intrapartum Guideline Development Group. Her talk gives a brief explanation about biology, why people are having children older and how this worsens outcomes. She describes how technology has contributed to this trend and why we need to take a public health approach to the health of the next generation.
Tickets will be available on the night but these will be £5 on the door
Bewley S, Welch J (eds). The ABC of domestic and sexual violence. Wiley 2014
Daly I, Bewley S. Reproductive ageing and conflicting clocks: King Midas’ touch. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2013.09.012
Vasireddy A, Bewley S. Tragic outcome of post-menopausal pregnancy: an obstetric commentary. Reproductive Biomedicine Online 2013 DOI10.1016/j.rbmo.2013.05.005
Vasireddy A, Bewley S. IVF is safe over 50 if it is not fatal. Am J Perinatol 2013
Bewley S, Foo L, Braude P. Adverse outcomes of IVF. Br Med J 2011;342-3:d436
Bewley S, Foo L. Are doctors still improving childbirth? In: Birth Rites and Rights. Hart Publishing, Cambridge 2011:51-
Bewley S, Moth P, Khalaf Y. A complicated IVF twin pregnancy. Human Reproduction 2010:25:1082-4
Bewley S, Ledger W, Nickolou D (eds.) Reproductive Ageing RCOG Press, London 2009.
Bewley S, Davies M, Braude P. Which career first? The most secure time for childbearing remains 20-35. BMJ 2005:588-9