Yvonne Florence Stedman

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 25 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4665
  1. Sumit Bhaduri,
  2. Melanie Mann

Yvonne Florence Stedman developed an interest in sexual health after a spell in general practice. Appointed consultant in contraception in 1994 in Worcestershire, she worked to make the service countywide and integrated.

Yvonne was a pioneer of integrated sexual health and wrote an editorial in the BMJ in 1995,1 which informed national debate. Her caring nature and quiet determination to succeed achieved results despite sometimes robust opposition.

She was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2000. Yvonne was still doing medical assessments for a local foster care service up to a week before her death.

She leaves her husband, Michael, and their sons, Richard and Jonathan.


Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4665


  • Former consultant in family planning and reproductive health Worcester (b 1952; q Newcastle 1975; FFSRH, Dip GUM), died from bowel cancer on 2 January 2012.


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