The lecture will highlight the similarities in the United States women’s health movement and global women’s health initiatives and the social, cultural and economic barriers to women’s health. The important role that material mortality continues to play in women’s health internationally will also be discussed. Female genital mutilation is an example of the ongoing discrimination against women and its potential impact on gynecology and obstetric practice in the United States.
Dr. Timothy R.B. Johnson joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as the Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Women's Studies, and Research Professor in the Center for Human Growth and Development.
He is Active in International teaching and training, especially in Ghana, Africa and is an honorary fellow of the Ghana college of Physicians and Surgeons, and Felloe ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (London).