CHICAGO – "Every Woman, Every Time," Dr. Jeanne A. Conry’s presidential theme, was front and center at the President’s Program at the annual meeting the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In this exclusive video interview, Dr. Conry spoke with Dr. Lesley Regan about her presentation on basic rights to health care and Dr. Mark Hanson about the role of obstetrician-gynecologists in preventive health initiatives to reduce noncommunicable diseases. Prof. Regan leads global women’s health efforts for the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in London and chairs the Committee for Sexual and Reproductive Rights for the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Prof. Hanson, director of the academic unit of human development and health at the University of Southhampton in the United Kingdom, has focused his work on new ways to reduce disease processes and improve health by championing preventive interventions during preconception, throughout pregnancy, and in infancy and childhood.
The program also included Dr. Tyrone Hayes, professor of biology at the University of California, Berkeley, whose research findings on the impact of environmental chemicals on health demonstrate why industry must bear the burden of proof for safety before products are introduced.