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Evidence Based Women's Health Care

The Evidence Based Women’s Health Care group evaluates the benefits and detriment of medical interventions in women’s health and reproduction.

Medical practice around the world is often conducted without the certainty that interventions are beneficial to the patient and will not cause harm. Many commonplace medical interventions have been conducted for years, or even decades, with limited questioning as to the effectiveness of these treatments. Our team believes that medical intervention in reproductive health care must have an underlying evidence base demonstrating that treatment is expected to do more good than harm.

Our research provides insight on the effectiveness of all medical interventions in reproductive health. We are working towards large international collaborations in randomised clinical trials. Participation in these trials will provide us with an understanding of the available evidence tailored to the individual patient, for the benefit of both patients and doctors.

Lead researcher: Professor Ben Mol

Research team

  • Dr Suzette Coat
  • Dr Moustafa Abdelhafez Gadalla
  • Dr Shuo Huang
  • Dr Sean O’Leary
  • Engida Yisma Derbie - PhD candidate
  • Dr Rui Wang - PhD candidate
  • Maleesa Pathirana - Honours candidate
Research support


  • Academic Medical Centre - Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
  • Dutch Consortium for Healthcare Evaluation and Research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 
  • Global Obstetrics Network (GONet) 
  • Institute of Translational Medicine - University of Liverpool, UK 
  • Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine - China
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - National Institutes of Health, USA 

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