Marge Berer

Marge Berer has been the Coordinator of the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion since mid-2015. She founded and was the editor of the journal Reproductive Health Matters (October 1992-April 2015). She was a co-founder and Steering Committee chair of the International Consortium for Medical Abortion (2002-2011).

She is active in Voice for Choice, the UK coalition of pro-choice organisations, and was its chair from 2007 to 2010. She was the first chairwoman of the Gender Advisory Panel, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research, from 1996 to 2001, and a member of the International Women’s Advisory Panel of the International Planned Parenthood Federation from 1993-98.

She has been working in the UK and internationally since 1976 as an advocate for abortion rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She published a book on women, HIV and sexual and reproductive health in 1993-95, and has published many articles, especially on abortion rights, maternal mortality, and SRHR.

She has a blog (Berer Blog) which regularly gives presentations to conferences and visiting lectures for post-graduate courses, and has been organising small international conferences since the 1980s. 

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