Tribute to HER Trust Patron Professor Sir Robert Edwards CBE
Professor Dr. Geeta Nargund, the Chief Executive and Professor Stuart Campbell, the Trustee of Health Education Research (HER) Trust, said: “We are saddened by the passing of our Patron Professor Sir Robert Edwards CBE. Bob’s discoveries, research and work had a profound impact on the world, he inspired generations of medical professionals, and we are honoured to have known him. Through his work, he has brought joy to so many families and opened up new scientific frontiers. Bob was a truly great man, who we will all miss, and our thoughts are with his family at this time.”
Health Education Research (HER) Trust aims to:
- raise awareness of women’s reproductive health, for both individuals and healthcare professionals
- empower women with information about their bodies at all ages, from puberty to menopause
- support basic and clinical research in women’s health.
Despite the enormous medical advances of the last century, many areas of women’s reproductive health remain a mystery. There is still widespread ignorance amongst women - and even health professionals - about a whole range of female disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome, premature ovarian failure, premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, subfertility and menstrual and menopausal disorders all of which can severely affect a woman’s sense of well being as well as disrupting her social and family life.
Doctors specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology are currently trained to use a surgical and interventionist approach to female disorders. Unfortunately, such a clinical approach can have short and long-term side effects and women might want to explore preventative and natural approaches where possible.