Last updated on: 9/5/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Gustaaf Albert Dekker, MD, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Adelaide
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“We already had serious concerns about marijuana because of the mental health issues, also for the baby this is yet another warning that although people might have a liberal attitude towards marijuana outside pregnancy perhaps, if you’re really thinking of planning to have a baby really stop it months and months before you try to conceive.”

“Test to Predict Risk of Premature Birth,” PM, abc.net.au, July 18, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Adelaide
  • Vice President, International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy, 2012
  • President, Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ), 2004-2007
  • Project Leader and Clinical Study Director, SCOPE Study
  • Member, Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Attended the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Feb. 1-6, 2010