Name and position

  • Johannes Bitzer M.D. Prof.

  • Vice-Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Basel

  • Head of the Division of Psychosocial and Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology including family planning, sexology , prevention and health promotion

  • Trained Gynecologist and Psychotherapist

  • Past President of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Founding Member of the French speaking Society of Contraception

ESC mandate

  • Swiss Delegate on the Board of the European Society of Contraception.

  • Member of the European Society of Contraception since 2002.

Area of expertise/interest


Research on:

  • Communication and counselling in obstetrics and gynecology

  • Contraceptive methods and contraceptive behaviour

  • Contraception and quality of life including sexuality

  • Bleeding disorders with the use of long acting progestogens

  • Sexual problems around the menopause

  • Oncosexology