Senior consultant at the department for Psychosomatic and Psychosexual health, Universitätsspital Basel, Switzerland
Work Experience:40+ years
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.