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Women’s Health: Everything You Need to Know

20 May @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Dr Nighat Arif, resident doctor on BBC Breakfast and ITV’s This Morning, is on a mission to bring women’s health to the forefront. She talks to author and behaviour and data scientist, Pragya Agarwal (Hysterical: Exploding the Myth of Gendered Emotions).  Bring your daughters, mothers, partners, sisters and friends and join this informative and empowering conversation about the key stages in every woman’s life.

Celebrated GP Dr Nighat Arif – the resident doctor on BBC Breakfast and ITV’s This Morning – is on a mission to women’s health to the forefront. Her informative, open and reassuring talk, based on her book The Knowledge: your guide to female health, from menstruation to the menopause, will help us all better understand each of the three key stages of a woman’s life: the puberty years, the fertility years and the peri/menopausal years.

Every step of the way, Dr Nighat will help you get to know the female body by explaining what is normal, what to expect, how to care for yourself and when to seek help. This book tackles many important topics: from the help available for people with conditions like endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome to the symptoms of heart disease to look out for in women.

The Knowledge encompasses all experiences, including the perspectives of women of colour, people of all abilities and cultures, and the transgender community to ensure that all groups affected by female health concerns are a part of vital conversations.

Dr Nighat Arif is a GP specialising in women’s health, family planning and menopause care, with over 15 years of experience working in the NHS. She has also run her own private women’s health clinic for six years. Nighat is the resident doctor on BBC Breakfast and ITV’s This Morning, and is a radio presenter for BBC Three Counties. Nighat is an ambassador for the women’s charity Wellbeing of Women, and is a member of the UN-backed Team Halo initiative. She received the Point of Light Prime Minister’s Award for her exceptional service to women’s health, and was also the recipient of the 2023 Honorary SHE Award for her outstanding work in women’s health. Her new book The Knowledge: your guide to female health – from menstruation to the menopause, is for women all of ages. Nighat is a mum to three boys, and lives in Buckinghamshire.

Dr Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural and data scientist. She has held senior academic positions in the UK and USA for over fifteen years and is currently visiting professor of social inequities at Loughborough and a Visiting Fellow at University of Oxford. As well as numerous research papers, she is the author of three widely acclaimed non-fiction books, Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias, Wish We Knew What to Say: Talking with Children about Race and (M)otherhood: On the choices of being a woman, and a book Standing Up To Racism for young children. Her writing has also appeared in the Guardian, Prospect, BBC Science Focus, Scientific American and New Scientist amongst others.

A passionate campaigner for racial and gender equity, Pragya has given keynote talks around the world. Pragya has been awarded the Transmission Prize for making complex scientific ideas accessible and the Nesta Crucible award for scientific innovation. In 2023, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award, The Churchill Fellowship and British Library Fellowship.

More information on Pragya’s writing can be found on her Twitter and Instagram: @drpragyaagarwal and her website drpragyaagarwal.com

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