Dr med. Johannes Bitzer

Senior consultant at the department for Psychosomatic and Psychosexual health, Universitätsspital Basel, Switzerland
Work Experience: 40+ years
Dr med. Johannes Bitzer
Professor emeritus of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, University of Basel Dr. Bitzer has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, has edited three books, written 20 book chapters and given more than 300 invited lectures and workshops.
Research and practical interest: contraceptive counseling as well as contraceptive technology, epidemiology, sexual and reproductive health; the interface between obstetrics/gynecology and psychology/psychiatry.
  • Trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychotherapy
  • Former Head of the Division of Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Basel.
  • Ex-president of the European Society of Contraception for 6 years and past president of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology for 4 years. Member of several international executive and advisory boards in family planning, sexology and menopause.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Director of the knowledge-based assessment in the education committee of EBCOG.
  • Member of the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee of Sexual Medicine
  • Past member of the Board of Trustees of the International Menopause Society and Chair of the Education Committee
  • 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
  • Editor in Chief of The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care and Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.


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