Other Bristol events

Wandering Wombs: Menstrual, Maternal and Mental Health

Please note that the function room is on the first floor with no step-free access. Gender neutral toilets are available.
Past event - 2022
11 May Doors 7:00pm
Event 7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Greenbank, 57 Bellevue Road,
Bristol BS5 6DP
Sold Out!
Although they make up half of the world’s population, women’s health has been side-lined in medical research. Come meet two women changing this pattern, Dr Gemma Sharp and Flo Martin, talking about links between the menstrual cycle and mental health, and the use of medicines in pregnancy.

Menstrual and Mental Health

Dr Gemma Sharp (Senior Lecturer in Molecular Epidemiology)
The Ancient Greeks believed that, throughout the menstrual cycle, the uterus floated around the female body causing women to become hysterical (and to practice witchcraft). In 2022, how much more do we know about the links between menstrual and mental health? I'll discuss gaps in our medical understanding, and how we're trying to fill those gaps by conducting research that incorporates a wide range of expertise and diverse voices.

Pharmaceuticals in Pregnancy

Flo Martin (PhD Student in Epidemiology)
Medicine use during pregnancy is unavoidable for most women and although safe in many cases, it has a checkered past. With rising numbers of women taking antidepressants, some of whom plan on becoming pregnant whilst managing their mental health, it is essential that these medicines are assessed properly for use during pregnancy. Since pregnant women are often left out of drug trials, how do we address safety concerns? I will discuss the pitfalls and solutions to using 'observational' data to answer questions regarding safety of antidepressant use during pregnancy.

Other The Greenbank events

2022-05-09 A Pint of Bloody Science! The Greenbank 57 Bellevue Road, Bristol, BS5 6DP, United Kingdom
09 May
Sold Out!

A Pint of Bloody Science!

Body 01 Blood Cells
2022-05-10 How much does good health cost? The Greenbank 57 Bellevue Road, Bristol, BS5 6DP, United Kingdom
10 May
Sold Out!

How much does good health cost?

money stock v3