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about the editor

Marge Berer is the founding editor of Reproductive Health Matters. She is on the advisory group for the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion, and the listserve co-ordinator.

She was the chair of the Steering Committee of the International Consortium for Medical Abortion from 2002 to 2011. She was also the chair of Voice for Choice, the coalition of pro-choice organisations in the UK, from 2007 to 2009.

She received the Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award for Excellence in Writing and Editing in the Population Sciences in May 2007. She was the first chairwoman of the Gender Advisory Panel, WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research, from 1996 to 2001, and a member of the International Women’s Advisory Panel of the IPPF from 1993-98.

Marge has been working in the UK and internationally since 1976 as an advocate for abortion rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has published a lot on maternal mortality over the years, starting in 1988 for the 1st International Day of Action for Women's Health (28th May 1988). She also edited and authored a book in 1991-1993 on women and HIV, sexual and reproductive health that helped to place these issues on the global agenda.


1993– Reproductive Health Matters, London
1990–1992 Women & HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health: An International Resource Book, London
1985–1990 Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, Amsterdam
1983–1985 Women's Reproductive Rights Information Centre, London
1980–1983 National Abortion Campaign, London

international advisory panels/steering committees

2007–2009 Chair, Voice for Choice, London
2002–2011 Chair, Steering Committee, International Consortium for Medical Abortion
1996–2001 Chairwoman, Gender Advisory Panel, Department of Reproductive Health and Research/HRP, World Health Organization, Geneva
1996–2000 Steering Committee, Voices and Choices, International Community of Women Living with HIV and AIDS, London
1993–1998 International Women's Advisory Panel, International Planned Parenthood Federation, London
1978–1984 Steering Committee, International Campaign for Abortion Rights, London


European Association of Science Editors
English PEN
Association for Women's Rights in Development

Marge Berer - RHM Editor
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