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Frydman ReneProfessor Frydman is part of the Faculty of Medicine at University Paris XI and is the Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Antoine Beclere Hospital, since 1990. Professor Frydman has held several national positions including: Member of the National Committee of Human Rights (1987-1988), Member of the National Committee of Ethics for the Sciences of Life and Health (1986-1990), Counselor of the Minister of Research (2000-2001).

Professor Frydman received the honor of Chevalier of the French Order Of Merit and is an Officer of the French Legion d’Honneur.

His special areas of interest in Gynecology and Obstetrics include infertility and high-risk pregnancy. His work in infertility led the first baby born as a result of in vitro fertilization In France, in 1982. His other area of interest has been biomedical ethics. His work in this realm led to many invitations by religious authorities of the Vatican, Jerusalem and of the Reform Church to debate the moral issues created by the use of the techniques of artificial procreation. He was active in the preparation of the law on bioethics and actively worked with the Medecins du Monde and Medecins sans Frontieres.