Prof. Barbara Maier

Professional Experience

2016 – now:  Professor OB/GYN at Sigmund Freud University Vienna, Head of the Ethics committee of Sigmund Freud University Vienna, University professor at the Medical University of Vienna (MUW), President of the Austrian Society of Psychosomatics in Gynecology and Obstetrics, President of the Austrian Society of Family Planning, Board Member of the Austrian Academy of Sexual Medicine, Member of the Supreme Medical Council of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Member of the European Academy of Science and Arts

2014 – 2016; 2012 – 2015 Treasurer of the ISPOG (International Society of Psychosomatics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology), 2001 – 2015 Member of the Bioethics-Committee at the Austrian Chancellor, 2012 Member of the Task Force Caesarean Section – Reproductive Medicine in Austria at the Austrian Governmental Department of Health

2010 – 2014: Chair of the steering group for Reproductive Medicine for a Novel of the Law on Reproductive Medicine (FMedG) at the Health Council of the Federal Ministery

2012 Award for Scientific Excellence of the Paracelsus Private Medical University Salzburg for excellent scientific achievements and successful publication activities during the year 2011

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Violence against women – sexual abuse
  • Sexuality and reproductive medicine
  • Teenage pregnancies
  • Abortion issues
  • Sexuality and reproductive medicine, Sexuality in elderly women

Selected Publications

  1. Maier B, Der Mythos unendlicher Fruchtbarkeit und seine Folgen. In: Sexuologie. Zeitschrift für Sexualmedizin, Sexualtherapie, und Sexualwissenschaft Band 25/2018, 3-4, 167-170
  2. Maier B, Georgoulopoulos A, Zajc M, Jaeger T, Zuchna C, Hasenoehrl G. Fetal outcomes for infants in breech presentation by method of delivery: Experiences with a stand-by service system of senior obstetricians and women`s choices of mode of delivery. J Perinat Med 2011; 39:385-90
  3. Rauchfuss M, Maier B. Biopsychosocial predictors of preterm delivery. J Perinat Med 2011; 39:515-21
  4. Paulmichl K, Hattinger-Jürgenssen E, Maier B. Decision-making at the border of viability by means of Values Clarification – A case study to achieve distinct communication by means of the ordinary language approach. J Perinat Med 2011; 39:595-603
  5. Maier B, Reitsamer-Tontsch S, Jäger T, Weisser C, Schreiner B. Mehrlingsproblematik nach ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) aus geburtshilflicher, neonatologischer und bioethischer Sicht. GeburtshFrauenheilk 2011; 71:1-6