Johannes Bitzer, MD

Professor emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland
Work Experience: 40+ years’ experience in obstetrics and gynecology
Johannes Bitzer, MD
“I am dedicated to women's health because this field of medicine combines medicine with social sciences, preventive medicine with treatment, and has a major impact on the health of women, newborns, and children, as well as on the whole of society, prosperity, and peace.” 

Johannes Bitzer is a director of the knowledge-based assessment in the education committee of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG)

Professional Experience

Dr. Bitzer is known in academic and professional fields in a variety of roles:

  • Director of the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Sexual Medicine at the Advanced Study Center of the University of Basel and co-director of the Basel Course of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Former head of the Division of Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Basel
  • Former president of the European Society of Contraception for six years and the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology for four years
  • Member of several international executive and advisory boards in family planning, sexology, and menopause
  • Past member of the Board of Trustees of the International Menopause Society and chair of the Education Committee
  • Member of the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine
  • Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care and associate editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine

Johannes Bitzer also specializes in psychotherapy.

Research and Practical Interest

Dr. Johannes Bitzer is focusing on contraceptive counseling as well as contraceptive technology, epidemiology, and sexual and reproductive health — the interface between obstetrics/gynecology and psychology/psychiatry.

“Collaboration with Flo gives me the opportunity to empower women by giving them information and advice. Knowledge is power and gives people more control over their lives, and a better understanding of what is going on in their bodies and their minds.”