European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health
First Global Conference
Highlights of the Congress included:
Green contraception – estrogen in water an issue, rating methods for their ‘greenness’: hormones, packaging etc.
Lidegaard / Shulman / Dinger – continuing debate on VTE, interpreting research, epidemiology and practical applications.
Emergency Contraception – confirmation that pills have no impact globally on unintended pregnancy rates only IUDs do.
Meeting friends, old and new, from wider across the globe than usual, especially from the Baltic states, Africa and the Far East.
In addition the Board voted to set up a working group to investigate and promote multidisciplinary working across Europe.
The startling Bella Sky hotel & conference centre
– especially the, trompe l’oeil, walkway between the 2 towers on the 23rd floor. It goes uphill from Tower 1 to 2 but from a distance appears to go the other way.
– the 5 mile rail and road link between Copenhagen and Malmo
and particularly proper, separate, dedicated cycle lanes – at times quite scary and felt like being in the middle of the Tour de France peloton without the lycra and wrap-around shades!,
Great open sandwiches (smorrebrod) but hardly any danish pastries.
Herrrings, steak & frites. Not brilliant for veggies.
Good beer but not wine – used by next years hosts in Lisbon as an enticement to go there.