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Reproductive rights: Roe vs Wade – Implications of restrictions to women’s healthcare

Louise P King, Assistant Professor, Mass General Brigham and Director of Reproductive Bioethics, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, Boston, USA

Louise P. King, MD, JD, is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Surgeon within the Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s. Dr. King completed her juris doctorate at Tulane Law School before attending medical school at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas Texas and her fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery with Dr. Camran Nezhat at Stanford University. Her areas of interest in medical ethics focus on questions of informed decision making and assisted reproduction as well as equitable access to advanced gynecologic surgery.


Dr Edgar Mocanu, Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Rotunda Hospital and RCSI, Dublin, Ireland

Dr Mocanu is a practitioner and educator. He is a Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, an RCOG certified Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and a Consultant at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin. Edgar holds a Doctor in Medicine degree from Trinity College Dublin and is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

He divides his time between providing clinical care, academic education and engaging and contributing to the activities of international organizations such as ESHRE, FIGO, IFFS and the WHO. He is serving as IFFS President for the years 2022-2025. His research interests are in medical education, preventive reproduction, access to fertility care, oncofertility, genetics in male infertility, reproductive surgery and lean services in ART.


Dr Ishola Agbaje, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine, Regional Fertility Centre and Belfast Fertility

Dr Agbaje is a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and HFEA Person Responsible in the Regional Fertility Centre, Belfast. He is also Medical Director of The Fertility Partnership, Belfast Fertility. A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, he completed his postgraduate training in both London and Northern Ireland and is sub-speciality trained in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He was awarded a PhD in 2008 in which he examined the effects of diabetes on male fertility. He has published several papers related to sperm DNA damage & male infertility and has presented his work both nationally and internationally.