GlobeLife Seminar - Professionalism vs Activism in Global Reproductive Health

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Zoom
  • Lecturer: Prof. Birgitta Essén, Professor in Intl. Maternal & Reproductive Health at Uppsala University Prof. Bettina Shell-Duncan, Professor in Anthropology at Washington University Dr. Ian Askew, Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization in Geneva (UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme - HRP Prof. Kristina Gemzell, Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Karolinska Institutet and Director of the WHO collaborating centre for research and research training in Human Reproduction at KI and the Karolinska university hospital
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  • Organiser: GlobeLife
  • Contact person: Andreas Mårtensson
  • Seminarium

The Case of Medical Abortion and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Science has become society's foremost bearer of ’truth’.

Global health is a growing subject at universities and in society as whole. A wide range of claim-makers of the ’truth’ exist, from advocates for social justice to those who conduct science and present evidence-based results, even if they go against widespread beliefs.

What is the basis for ’scientific truths’? Ideology or empirical data?

What impact might this have for higher education?

What are the consequences for health professionalism in a

globalized society?



Vinod Divan, KI

Lena Lennerhed, RFSU

Samira Dini, MSc, UU



Andreas Mårtensson



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