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We hope you will join the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health in 2018.
We work together to improve access to contraception and reproductive health care.
Membership fee 2018: 60 Euro

Here are a few of the benefits you enjoy as member:

  • 6 free editions of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care (paper copy and online)
  • newsletters
  • free access to congress webcasts and e-posters of the latest congresses
  • grants for scientific projects and educational courses/meetings
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   Award winners

  • Free communication award winner
    Developing a contraceptive counselling online learning course - Sinead Cook (UK
    Presentation / Abstract
    - Assessment of sexual-reproductive health in women with severe-moderate psychiatric pathology - Marıa Antonia Obiol (Spain)
    Presentation / Abstract
  • Young scientist award winner
    Implementing a venous thromboembolism risk assessment in an abortion service - Frederica von Hawrylak (UK)
    Presentation / Abstract
  • Poster award winner
    Long-acting reversible contraception free-of-charge – who chooses it? - Tuire Saloranta (Finland)
    ePoster / Abstract
  • Public Poster chosen by delegates
    Study of prescription and adherence to the extended regimen (flexible) in Basque country. Euskoflex study - Jose C. Quılez Conde (Spain)
    ePoster / Abstract

   Prof. Gunta Lazdane - ESC Medal award winner

GuntaGunta Lazdane is an obstetrician and gynaecologist and has been Professor and Head of the University Department in Riga Stradins University, Latvia. Since 2003, she has worked at the WHO Regional Office for Europe as the programme manager for Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-Course. She assisted 53 WHO Member States in the European Region in improving sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health thrbyough promoting good health at key stages of life, taking into account social determinants of health and gender equity and human rights.

When Prof. Dr Gunta Lazdane started her work as a programme manager at WHO in 2003 she soon searched contact with ESC. Over the last 14 years her initiatives resulted in a very fruitful and successful collaboration with WHO. ESC was invited to join the WHO Regional Advisory Panel on Research and Training in Reproductive Health. WHO contributed regularly to our congresses with sessions and speakers and as member of the scientific committee ensuring that the latest information from WHO reaches participants all over Europe. WHO regularly had a booth at our congresses providing qualified educational material. Prof. Lazdane promoted collaboration with ESC experts in seminars of countries difficult for us to access, like Armenia and Kyrgyzstan She and M.Festin supported ESC financially, with advice and knowledge and a lot of organisational work in a ESC/WHO teaching the teachers workshop in Belgrade 2017 with 15 participants of selected Eastern European countries with little access to education. Many proceedings in improvement of sexual and reproductive health across Europe would not have been possible without Guntas conviction, social consciousness and spirit.

   Congress Interviews

"What women want and what they get - patients and gynecologists´views on contraceptive counselling" interview with Johannes Bitzer at the 15th ESC Congress in Budapest
"The economic benefits of meeting unmet need for contraception" Interview with James Trussell at the 15th ESC Congress in Budapest
"A glimpse of the future" interview with Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson (Sweden) at the 15th ESC Congress in Budapest
"Is there an evidence for negative effects of hormonal contraceptives on mood" interview with Gabriele Merki (Switzerland) at the 15th ESC Congress in Budapest
More interviews

   Destination: 17th ESC Congress

The ESC members voted for the destination of the 17th ESC Congress (2022) at the General Assembly (Budapest, 10 May 2018). The 17th ESC Congress will be held in Ghent, Belgium.

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