Name and position


István Batár, MD, PhD, Dr. med. habil. 

Associate Professor, Head, Family Planning Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Hungary 

ESC mandate

  • ESC Member since 1992 

  • Board Member since 2002 

  • Member of the Expert Group on Non-hormonal methods of contraception since 2005 

Area of expertise/interest

  • Contraception, first of all IUD (having a 35-year experience and more than 47,000 IUD insertions including several thousand cases from national and international clinical trials with different devices)

  • Number of publications: nearly 200 including edited books and book chapters; more than 200 scientific lectures at national, international and world congresses (including key-note presentations and chairing workshops) 

  • President of the Hungarian Family Planning Scientific Association since 2003 (

  • Member of the EuTEACH working group (European Training in Effective Adolescent Health and Care, Lausanne, Switzerland) since 1999 (