In this eye-opening episode of "Taco Bout Fertility Tuesday," we delve into the complex world of chromosomal issues in pregnancy and how risk factors change as women age. From understanding the statistical odds to exploring diagnostic tests, we unravel the science in a way that's easy to digest. Join us as we dissect the facts, and offer a helping hand through the journey of reproductive health.
This episode has themes of: Fertility, infertility, reproductive health, Covid-19, Vaccine Health, Marketing, Informed consent, medical ethics, Prenatal/Post natal Health, health solutions, Today I have a deep, very real, very informative conversation with Dr. Jim Thorp.Dr. Thorp is an obstetrician-gynecologist and maternal fetal medicine specialist.He is also the chief of maternal and pre-natal health at the Wellness Company, who received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of medicine and has been in the practice for more than 40 years.As many of you know, because I have been quite public about it, Michael and I are currently on our own fertility journey and have faced MANY road blocks. My goal in this conversation was to help me and the thousands of couples who struggle with infertility to understand what's going on AND provide solutions to improve their awareness, immune systems, and overall health in order to support pregnancy in today's world.We cover many controversial topics including the vaccine impacts on fertility, medical ethics, informed consent, reproductive health, and corruption in the medical community.I found this conversation difficult, had to take several deep breaths throughout, AND also extremely validating and informative.Since this conversation, Michael and I have adjusted out plan and are paying attention in new ways. And my hope, is that regardless if you are on a fertility journey or not, our eye opening conversation may open your eyes a little wider as well.With that being said, hard conversations are what this podcast is all about. It is called Elisa Unfiltered for a reason, and if we ONLY hear one side of the story over and over, how will that benefit anyone?LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR NEW ERA MENTORSHIPwww.elisaunfilteredcoaching.comGET SPIKE SUPPORThttps://www.twc.health/unfilteredCODE: UNFILTERED for 10% OFF
You know that when someone writes a book titled “GUYnecology,” I'm going to want to have them on the podcast ASAP. Today, Rene Almeling joins me for an informative and fun conversation about the history of male fertility medicine. Dr. Rene Almeling is an associate professor of sociology at Yale University where her research and teaching has focused on gender and medicine. Using a science based approach, she examines how our bodies, and cultural norms interact to influence scientific knowledge, medical markets, and our individual experiences. Her new book, GUYnecology, takes a look at why society pays little attention to men's reproductive health and discusses how this gap affects medical knowledge, health policies, and reproductive politics. Read the full show notes and transcript at my website. Do you have questions about IVF?Click here to join Dr. Aimee for The IVF Class. The next live class call is on Monday, December 11th, 2023 at 4pm PST, where Dr. Aimee will explain IVF and there will be time to ask her your questions live on Zoom. More ways to connecT: Subscribe to my YouTube channel Join Egg Whisperer School Subscribe to the newsletter to get updates Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh is one of America's most well known fertility doctors. Her success rate at baby-making is what gives future parents hope when all hope is lost. She pioneered the TUSHY Method and BALLS Method to decrease your time to pregnancy. Learn more about the TUSHY Method and find a wealth of fertility resources at www.draimee.org.
Dr. Kelsey Stang is a naturopathic physician specializing in reproductive health + fertility. She runs a private practice in Portland, OR as well as an online fertility program, Fertile Future. Her primary focus is in bridging the gaps in fertility care to not only include thorough medical work up and treatments targeting the root cause of imbalances but to also provide comprehensive support for women during their potent transformation into Motherhood. Website & Social media links (Facebook, instagram, twitter) website: https://www.drkelseystang.com/ instagram: @drkelseystang For more information about Michelle, visit www.michelleoravitz.com The Wholesome Fertility facebook group is where you can find free resources and support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2149554308396504/ Instagram: @thewholesomelotusfertility Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewholesomelotus/
On this episode I'm providing you with some updates from ASRM for December 2023. Webinar: Journal Club Global - Evidence based guidelines for PCOS | American Society for Reproductive Medicine | ASRM Grant: ASRM Research Institute Grant Review Volunteer Form (office.com) Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing email@example.com Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts. ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council.
On Wednesday's show: The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday about whether the state's abortion law harms women who face complications during pregnancy. We take a closer look at the legal questions at play in this latest salvo in the battle over reproductive rights in the state. Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup. Then, in an unfortunate coincidence, two friends happened to be diagnosed with breast cancer at the exact same time. Their conversations and revelations through that difficult period are the basis of a book called Two By Two, that seeks to pay it forward to others facing similar battles. And we remember longtime Houston civic leader, activist, and educator Larry Payne, who passed away on Sunday after a battle with cancer.
In October a special event occurred in Seattle titled Real Talk on Men's Health, an evening of presentations on prevention and lifestyle tips from men's health experts. The event also reviewed a groundbreaking effort to create a state commission on boys and men. Presentations covered the following topics: Longevity, Sexual Health, ED & Testosterone, Heart Health, Benign Prostatic Enlargement, Prostate and Testicular Cancer, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Obesity (updates in management & medications), and a update regarding House Bill 1270, a Washington State bill to create a state commission for boys and men. This episode of the Original Guide to Men's Health will include 3 of the presentations from that evening. We begin with a brief update on why a commission for boys and men is so important. Following that, is a presentation on longevity and completing this episode is a presentation on sexual health. ED and Tesosterone. Guest: Update on House Bill 1270: Blair Daly founder and director of the Washington Initiative for Boys and Men Joe Cook Volunteer Youth Leader Longevity: Living Better and Longer: Matt Kaeberlein, PhD CEO Optispan, Professor of Pathology, an Affiliate Professor of Oral Health Sciences UW School of Medicine. He is the former Director Health Aging and Longevity Research Institute and the Biological Mechanisms of Health Aging Training Program. He is also the former co - director of UW Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging Sexual Health, ED and Testosterone: Marah Hehemann, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, UW School of Medicine, and the Director of Male Sexual and Reproductive Health, Puget Sound VA
Join us on 'Taco Bout Fertility Tuesday' as we delve into the intriguing world of fertility science in our latest episode, 'Fertility Realities: The Limits of Boosting Sperm and Egg Quality with Vitamins.' We unpack the latest research revealing the surprising truths about vitamin supplementation and its actual impact on male and female fertility. From the vast production of sperm to the aging of eggs, we explore why enhancing these elements with vitamins might not be as beneficial as once thought. Tune in for an insightful blend of expert analyses, real-life stories, and our signature touch of humor, as we shed light on the complex nature of fertility and the often-overlooked limitations of popular remedies.
Patricia Tilley, Director Division of Public Health Services with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, discusses ASTHO's sexual and reproductive health policy statement; Meghan Fadel, Associate Director of the Healthy Brain Initiative at the Alzheimer's Association, says the Healthy Brain Initiative Roadmap is an important tool in the work to address Alzheimer's; Dan Keating, Washington Post Reporter, tells us about a project that studied chronic disease and life expectancy in the United States; and an ASTHO toolkit will allow you to find out how your agency is doing managing its grants process. ASTHO News Release: ASTHO Releases Five Health Policy Statements ASTHO Webpage: Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy Statement Alzheimer's Association Webpage: Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Road Map Washington Post News Article: An Epidemic of Chronic Illness is Killing Us Too Soon ASTHO Webpage: Grants Management Office Structure Optimization Toolkit
From the history of how the rePROs Fight Back podcast began to some behind-the-scenes sneak peaks, Tarah Demant, Interim National Director of Programs, Advocacy, and Government Affairs at Amnesty International USA, asks host Jennie Wetter a collection of ask me anything (AMA) questions. LinksAmnesty International USA on Twitter Amnesty International USA on FacebookTarah Demant on TwitterJennie Wetter on TwitterPlan C Abortionfinder.org Ineedana.com Repro Legal Helpline Repro Legal Defense Fund Digital Defense Fund Take Action If you need an abortion, check out this website to find the clinic closest to you. Support your local abortion fund! Find your local abortion fund via the National Network of Abortion Funds. Follow Tarah Demant on Twitter and follow Amnesty International USA on Twitter and Facebook As the holidays approach, remember to have conversations with your family members to your own comfortability. Feel free to push back in a big or small way. You can also wear abortion fund merchandise, like this, to break the stigma!Support the showFollow Us on Social: Twitter: @rePROsFightBack Instagram: @reprosfbFacebook: rePROs Fight Back Email us: firstname.lastname@example.orgRate and Review on Apple PodcastThanks for listening & keep fighting back!
In India, as in many other countries, abortion is a divisive social and political issue. Although it is legal to get an abortion in India, there are many obstacles to obtaining one. In our latest podcast, we spoke with two reproductive health professionals from CommonHealth India, a coalition that advocates for increased access to sexual and reproductive health care for women and marginalized communities. Dr. Alka Barua leads the organization's abortion portfolio and Sanjeeta Gauri is a consultant on maternal health. They discuss the alternative methods people turn to when denied access to abortion services, and bring to light under-reported topics and ways to discover new data that journalists can use to inform coverage. Support the show
Caitlin Estes is the Owner and Certified FertilityCare Practitioner at Woven Natural Fertility Care. After completing her Master of Divinity degree, God opened her eyes to women's needs in the area of fertility. She began supporting women in 2017 and soon achieved the highest level of training in her field as a Certified FertilityCare Practitioner. She's passionate about women's health and God's presence in it.Like you, Caitlin believes that each woman deserves to understand her body and her fertility and to be honored and respected in the process. When she's not working with women, you can find her reading a good book, hiking with her husband and dog, or learning pickleball.Please join us in listening to this enlightening conversation with Caitlin about the Creighton Method and God's complex creation. Episode Highlights: Meet Caitlin Estes.How Caitlin became passionate about fertility & family planning.Exploring the Creighton Method.Learning more about NaPro.God has beauty in every story.Whole body health and how it affects fertility.God's complex Creation.Advocating for your health and experience.Links Mentioned in Episode/Find More on Purpose Beyond Motherhood and Caitlin Estes:Twelve 12 Ministries WebsiteIG Handle: @twelve12ministriesFacebook: @twelve12ministriesEmail: email@example.com Visit the Twelve 12 Ministries ShopVisit Woven Fertility's WebsiteListen to the Woven Well PodcastFind the Woven Well Podcast on InstagramFind Woven Fertility on InstagramThis show has been produced by Adkins Media Co.
Welcome to Episode 17 of the 2nd season of The R.A.C.E. Podcast. Today's episode is the culmination of our Race, Healing, & Joy Series. This final episode is a replay of our Race Healing and Joy Webinar: Centering Black Leadership in Reproductive Justice moderated by Keecha Harris. We would like to extend special thanks to our guests, Cherisse Scott CEO and Founder of SisterReach, and Elise Belusa, Chief Operating Officer of Tara Health.Listen in to the webinar as Cherisse and Elise share and answer:What is Black Reproductive Justice?The current realities of Black Racial Justice in 2023How funders can show up more for Black Racial JusticeWhat healing and joy would look like in the Black Racial Justice ecosystemAnd so much moreMeet Cherisse Scott and Elise BelusaCherisse Scott has worked as an educator, advocate, and activist in Reproductive Justice for 19 years. Recognizing how a person's life can positively change when they are empowered with access and information about their reproductive and sexual health, Ms. Scott began advocating for reproductive and sexual justice in 2005. Currently, SisterReach is the only Reproductive Justice organization in Tennessee. But the impact and culture shift leadership of SisterReach has transformed the work, lens, and approach of all TN advocates in the reproductive health and rights spaces, and those adjacent to their work. The work of SisterReach now reaches local, state, regional, national, and international levels. In the fall of 2022, SisterReach announced the opening of its second location of SisterReach in Chicago, IL. Ms. Scott is an ordained minister, an independent artist and songwriter, a poet, and a proud Black mother. She believes that all people deserve to live in abundance as expressed in the biblical scripture, John 10:10; and Dr. King's statement that "we are not free until all of us are free."Elise Belusa is the Chief Operating Officer for Tara Health. She leads strategy and investments within the Reproductive Health portfolio, as well as oversees all programs and operations work at the Foundation. Prior to joining Tara Health, Elise worked with Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) at the University of California, San Francisco, Ibis Reproductive Health, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She brings a background in domestic and international reproductive health research and service delivery, including working with women in Indonesia, Kenya, Senegal, and throughout the United States.Hi listener! Please take our short Listener Survey HERE to give The R.A.C.E. Podcast team feedback on the show. We will use the feedback to inform how we approach conversations in the future. Upon completion, you will be entered in our quarterly drawing for a $100 Visa gift card! Your email address will only be used for this purpose. Thanks in advance - we appreciate your feedback.Connect with Keecha Harris and Associates: Website: https://khandassociates.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/keecha-harris-and-associates/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/khandassociates YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCukpgXjuOW-ok-pHtVkSajg/featured Connect with Keecha: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keechaharris/
Welcome to a new series, “Conversations Around Fertility and Reproductive Health” sponsored by ACC's Women in Cardiology (WIC) Section and led by Dr. Kamala Tamirisa. In this episode, Dr. Tamirisa hosts Drs. Gillian Murtaugh and Julia Grapsa who will discuss their personal journey to parenthood as WIC, including family planning, pregnancy, and infertility issues. Drs. Murtaugh and Grapsa describe what every woman must know before and in medical school, during training and career path, as a mentor/program director/attending physician/peer about planning pregnancy while pursuing (or planning to pursue) a career in cardiology. Suggested Materials: References: Lai K, Garvey EM, Velazco CS, et al. High infertility rates and pregnancy complications in female physicians indicate a need for culture change. Ann Surg 2023;277:367-72. Rangel EL, Castillo-Angeles M, Easter SR, et al. Incidence of infertility and pregnancy complications in US female surgeons. JAMA Surg 2021;156:905–15.
In this episode, I talk with Becca O'Connor, Director of ASRM Center for Policy and Leadership, to tell us about the CPL's first-of-it's-kind advocacy training initiative. CPL: Advocacy & Policy | American Society for Reproductive Medicine | ASRM More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Congress Website: www.asrmcongress.com Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts. ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council.
A diagnosis of cancer or other serious condition is bad enough — dealing with tests, treatments, insurance, uncertainty, as well as the illness — but knowing that the condition or its treatments can also cause infertility…. It just feels so horribly unfair. The good news is for many, that diagnosis doesn't have to equal the end of fertility. The landscape for patients has changed. In this episode, Ruby and Anne talk with fellow Seattle Reproductive Medicine provider and reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Lynn Davis about options for preserving fertility. Dr. Davis started her educational journey with a double major in Biology and Psychology from the University of Virginia, followed by her MD from the University of Colorado and OB/GYN residency from Harvard. She concluded her training with her REI Fellowship at Stanford University, where she also completed a postdoctoral Fellowship at the Stanford Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, and served as Clinical Instructor in the Department of OB/GYN. Dr. Davis developed and now leads SRM's Fertility Preservation Program, a specialized approach that assists those who need assisted reproductive technology to efficiently delay family building. So, what are some of the options? Gamete freezing — sperm, eggs, maybe even embryos — may provide additional options for post-treatment family building. If the patient is pre-menarchal (hasn't had their first period), then stimulating the ovaries to freeze eggs is not possible, but ovarian tissue freezing may allow options for future fertility and hormone function. The best option for anyone in this position is to talk with your care team and a fertility expert to learn what the possibilities are for you. As ever, please do share this episode with anyone you know who might need both the knowledge and the hope this conversation brings! You can learn more about Dr. Lynn Davis and reproductive endocrinology at www.seattlefertility.com. You can also find Anne and Ruby there. Hear more episodes of The Whole Pineapple at thewholepineapple.com.
Reproductive health has been a major topic in the US over the last few years, particularly since the Supreme Court removed the Constitutional right to abortion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health case in June of 2022. Pharmacists have been caught in the middle, with many questions and a lot of confusion surrounding what they're allowed to do versus what they owe their patients. In this episode, you'll hear a conversation with Ron Lanton III, Esq., partner at Lanton Law, who gets us up to speed on all of the legal cases surrounding this issue thus far.
In this episode, we delve into the complex world of fertility treatments, exploring the key differences between Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). "What's good for the goose isn't always good for the gander," as they say, and the same holds true for fertility methods. While one couple's journey may align with the straightforward approach of IUI, waiting for the natural menstrual cycle to commence, others may find their path in the more intricate dance of IVF, with birth control for priming and medications to prevent ovulation. Join us as we break down the protocols, the processes, and the purposes of each treatment, providing you with a clear comparison to understand which option could be the right one for you. Whether you're deep into fertility research or just starting to explore your options, this episode is your guide through the nuances of conception strategies in the modern age.
When Adonica Shaw founded Wingwomen, it was to address a very specific, personal need. Shaw had experienced a difficult pregnancy – preeclampsia turned an otherwise healthy pregnancy into a medical emergency. Afterward she looked around and there was no one to talk to about what she'd been through and nowhere she felt she could go for advice. So she built a safe space to talk about issues around women's health and maternal health. It was all virtual at first and provided curated communities of support. But one day Shaw realized that there were services she wanted to provide to her customers that just couldn't be handled on an app. There were also services she wanted to provide that couldn't get reimbursed without a physical component. So she made a leap that very few health tech founders make: she decided to open up a physical clinic. She found suitable space in South Boston, fitted it out to her specifications, and put out her proverbial shingle. As we discuss, in this StartUp Health NOW podcast episode, this has come with serious challenges. There's a reason why many founders prefer SaaS business models over bricks and mortar. Dealing with local zoning, difficult neighbors, staffing... it's a lot. But designing a physical space also allows Shaw to lay the foundation for a new way for women to get care and to support one another along the way. Let's get into the conversation. Innovators: Health Transformer University fuels your health moonshot Funders: Become a Health Moonshot Champion Want more content like this? You can subscribe to the podcast as well as other health innovation updates at startuphealth.com/content. Sign up for StartUp Health Insider™ to get funding insights, news, and special updates delivered to your inbox. Looking to break down health barriers? If you're an entrepreneur or investor, contact us to learn how you can join our Health Equity Moonshot. Passionate about Type 1 diabetes? If you're an entrepreneur or investor, contact us to learn how you can join our T1D Moonshot.
In this episode from ASRM 2023 in New Orleans, I'm talking with Hary Hokianto about the business of infertility treatment. More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Congress Website: www.asrmcongress.com Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing email@example.com Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts. ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council.
Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves won reelection on Tuesday, while Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to an abortion and other forms of reproductive health care. In Virginia, Democrats swept legislative elections in a blow to GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin. As casualties mount in the Israel-Hamas war, calls are growing for attention to the more than 2 million civilians in the blockaded Gaza Strip. The Biden administration says it supports a narrow humanitarian pause in the fighting to allow for the movement of humanitarian supplies but opposes a wider cease-fire. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the state of free speech on university campuses amid reports of a rise in antisemitism across the country. Ukraine claims responsibility for killing a Russia-backed official in Luhansk by a car bomb. Civil rights lawyers and equity advocates came together today to discuss the dangers that artificial intelligence poses to democracy and explore the steps that can be taken to protect vulnerable communities from the harmful misinformation, disinformation, and voter intimidation. Issue 1 supporters celebrate as Rhiannon Carnes, executive director, Ohio Women's Alliance, speaks at a watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, in Columbus Ohio. Ohio voters have approved a constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to abortion and other forms of reproductive health care. The outcome of Tuesday's intense, off-year election was the latest blow for abortion opponents. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) The post Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves won reelection on Tuesday, while Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to an abortion and other forms of reproductive health care – Wednesday, November 8, 2023 appeared first on KPFA.
Dive into the world of assisted reproductive technology with us as we uncover the intriguing process of receptor upregulation and its critical role in IVF treatments. In this episode, we take a closer look at why birth control pills aren't just for contraception anymore; they're a pivotal prelude to successful IVF. Join us as we unravel the science behind this strategy, drawing parallels between common experiences and complex biological processes to illuminate how and why preparing the body beforehand can lead to better IVF outcomes. Whether you're a prospective patient seeking clarity on your journey to parenthood, a health enthusiast fascinated by human biology, or a medical professional keeping up with the field, this episode will arm you with knowledge and insights into the smart synchronization of hormones and health. Tune in to 'Unlocking the Secrets of Receptor Upregulation' and step into a world where science meets hope, one hormone at a time.
Welcome to a new series, “Conversations Around Fertility and Reproductive Health” sponsored by ACC's Women in Cardiology Section and led by Dr. Kamala Tamirisa. In this episode, Dr. Tamirisa hosts Dr. Torie Comeaux Plowden for a discussion on family planning, pregnancy, and infertility issues for women in medicine, specifically cardiology. Dr. Comeaux Plowden describes what every woman must know before and in medical school, during training and on her career path, as a mentor/program director/attending physician/peer about the planning and timing of pregnancy while pursuing (or planning to pursue) a career in cardiology. Suggested Materials: Lai K, Garvey EM, Velazco CS, et al. High infertility rates and pregnancy complications in female physicians indicate a need for culture change. Ann Surg 2023;277:367-72. Rangel EL, Castillo-Angeles M, Easter SR, et al. Incidence of infertility and pregnancy complications in US female surgeons. JAMA Surg 2021;156:905–15.
In this episode, Dr. Shyama Matthews shares with us some of the ways libido & sexual pleasure can change as we age - and provides some amazing tips and tools to help us get our sex life back to where we want it before, during and after menopause. This conversation also includes some amazing green flags (and of course red flags) when it comes to choosing a health provider & is a chat we feel is essential to all people with a vagina no matter your age. More about Dr. Matthews:Dr. Shyama Mathews is a Board Certified OB/GYN, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon, and NAMS Certified Menopause Specialist. As both a mother and wife herself, her goal is to help women of all ages maintain their own quality of life while keeping up with the day to day needs of their families and careers. Her practice emphasizes the importance of patient education and empowerment to make the best possible decisions for themselves and their bodies. Her areas of expertise include Endometriosis, Fibroids, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Laparoscopy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.Connect with Dr. Matthews:Website www.drmathewsgyn.comIG: drmathewsgynwww.helloplayground.comIG: helloplaygroundDISCOUNT CODE: THELIGHTWITHIN for 15% first ordermenopause.orgConnect with Leslie on Instagram:@lesliedraffin@thelightwithinpodcastEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgInterested in starting your own microdosing practice, but not sure where to start? BOOK A FREE 1-ON-1 CALL WITH LESLIE NOW My new free guide can help. CLICK HERE to download Activate your Inner Magic: a Beginner's Guide to Intentional Microdosing. Includes: eBook & guided meditation. Having period problems? Grab my self-paced course Cycle Codes now, it's perfect for anyone looking for help starting their cyclical living journey. Learn how to have a better period by Spring! You can find out more HERE.LINK TO MY FREE CYCLE TRACKERLINK TO THE SUPPLEMENTS I USE(USE MY PRC CODE 676502 FOR A DISCOUNT!)
Our guest this time is Carrie Baker, the Baumann professor of American Studies and Chair of the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College. Dr. Baker is a lawyer and has a Ph.D. in women's studies from Emory University. She teaches courses and writes on gender, law, and public policy; feminist social movements; reproductive justice; sexual harassment, and feminist public writing. She is also a co-founder of the Five College Program in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. Dr. Baker is a regular writer and contributing editor at Ms. Magazine, has a monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and a monthly radio show, called Feminist Futures, on WHMP in Northampton. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Baker's work you can read her articles in Ms. Magazine here! And if you want to catch up on other shows, just visit our website and please subscribe! We love our listeners and welcome your feedback, so if you love Our Better Half, please give us a 5-star rating and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. It really helps support our show! As always, thanks for listening!
In this episode from ASRM 2023 in New Orleans, I'm talking with Serena Chen, Natalie Crawford and Sean Tipton about Advocacy and Doctors for Fertility. ASRM Advocacy: ASRM's Office of Public Affairs: Who and What We Are | American Society for Reproductive Medicine | ASRM Doctor's for Fertility: Doctors For Fertility More information on these topics is at www.asrm.org Congress Website: www.asrmcongress.com Tell us your thoughts on the show by e-mailing email@example.com Please subscribe and rate the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts. ASRM Today Series Podcasts are supported in part by the ASRM Corporate Member Council.
Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin wants you to understand acupuncture and how it can aid all kinds of issues, including infertility. The founder of Rosefinch Health, Dr. Lee is an award-winning doctor of acupuncture and a leader in the field of integrative reproductive medicine. She blends compassionate care with over two decades of clinical experience specializing in fertility, IVF support, pelvic and vulvovaginal pain, and cancer-related support. She is also a teacher and researcher in acupuncture and integrative East Asian medicine and founded Rosefinch Academy to help other providers learn more. But about that “being poked with needles” thing: In unskilled hands… well, just don't be in unskilled hands. Acupuncture can seem random to the unfamiliar, but it's a highly specific process developed, literally, over thousands of years. If you've avoided acupuncture because you're needle-phobic, here's a big tip: acupuncture, in the right hands, doesn't and shouldn't hurt. In skilled hands, you won't feel the needle going in, only the results. So, here are a couple of tips for assessing an acupuncture provider: Ask to see their license for your state or look them up on your state's medical board. Your specialist will perform an assessment of you involving lots of questions. You should do the same. Ask about their training and experience until you're confident about their professionalism. Your acupuncturist is part of your care team. Make sure this provider is complementary to and cooperative with the rest of your care. Your acupuncturist should understand your goals and have experience dealing with fertility issues, so ask about their work in fertility in particular. Check with aborm.org (aborm.org) but realize not everyone who is qualified has taken this optional test. Ask: if this isn't the cycle for me, how will you support me? What can acupuncture do for you? At the very minimum, acupuncture can help you feel more relaxed and have better energy. And that can be super-helpful at a difficult time. Acupuncture may increase your chances of a clinical pregnancy or live birth. Acupuncture can relieve stress and help you sleep better. Acupuncture may help your body ovulate more consistently. Acupuncture may help control blood sugar levels. This is just the tip of the iceberg of this conversation among Ruby, Anne, and Dr. Lee, so be sure to listen to hear all the science behind acupuncture. This ancient treatment method has so much to offer us here in the present! Learn more about Dr. Lee and schedule an appointment at Rosefinch Health at rosefinchhealth.com And as always, learn more and hear more from The Whole Pineapple at thewholepineapple.com. The Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM): aborm.org
What does the future hold for abortion care? In this final episode of Post-Roe America, we hear from clinicians and advocates at the forefront of finding new solutions for patients in need. Host & Co-creator: Ali Block, MD Co-creator: Emily Silverman, MD Featuring: Amy Meg Autry, MD; April Lockley, DO; Jiana Menendez, MD, MPH; Oriaku Njoku; Linda Prine, MD; and other contributors who wish to remain anonymous Find show notes, transcript, and more at https://thenocturnists.com/pra/7/futures. Follow @thenocturnists. The Nocturnists: Post-Roe America series was made possible in part by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The Nocturnists is supported by the California Medical Association, and people like you who have donated through our website and Patreon page.
This season is focused on fertility, infertility, egg freezing and related topics. We are opening up space for these topics that can be devastating for some, immensely exciting for others while somewhere in between others. On this episode, Saige shares that she froze her eggs this year. With the disclaimer that Saige is NOT a doctor, she dives into her general understanding about the following: -An overview of the egg freezing process -Why you need to take medicine throughout the process -Why you are ideally trying to retrieve more than 1 egg Thank you for joining us in this safe space where all are welcome! Find us on socials: https://www.instagram.com/saigejones/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/saigejonespodcast/?hl=en
Content warning: This interview includes discussion of miscarriage and pregnancy loss, and may be triggering for some listeners.The placenta is an incredible body part. It's the only organ grown temporarily, created during pregnancy and discarded after birth. It has the enormous job of supporting the growth of a fetus, protecting it from infection and inflammation. When something goes wrong with the placenta, it can result in the loss of a baby.For something that can be so devastating to expectant parents, miscarriages are incredibly normal. Of the 5 million pregnancies each year in the United States, about 1 million end in miscarriage, categorized as a loss before 20 weeks of gestation. About 20,000 pregnancies end in stillbirth during the later stages of gestation.Often, after a pregnancy loss, doctors tell parents that the cause is unexplained. This can lead to feelings of failure and guilt, even though pregnancy loss is almost always out of a person's control.Dr. Harvey Kliman, director of the Yale School of Medicine's Reproductive and Placental Research Unit, has dedicated his career to better understanding the placenta and its relationship to pregnancy loss. Dr. Kliman and his team recently analyzed 1,256 placentas that resulted in pregnancy loss. They learned that 90% of these losses could be explained by conditions such as a small or misshapen placenta.Dr. Kliman joins guest host Flora Lichtman to talk about his research, and the importance of studying the placenta as a way to better understand what leads to miscarriage and stillbirth.
In the wake of the Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion access has become dependent on one's location. Accessing an abortion involves considerations like employer-sponsored healthcare coverage and taking time off of work. Barbara Camens, union side labor attorney, sits down to talk with us about the importance of access to affordable, comprehensive reproductive health care as part of the collective bargaining process. 25 million women if reproductive age now live in a state that bans or severely restricts abortion. In order to access abortion care, people need to travel to other states, which includes taking time off of work, possibly taking time off of work on short notice, incurring significantly higher medical costs under employer healthcare coverage, and more. As terms and conditions of employment, this means employers should be required to bargain in good faith with unions. LinksWhy & How to Form a UnionAbortion Model Collective Bargaining Agreement LanguagePlan C Abortionfinder.org Ineedana.com Repro Legal Helpline Repro Legal Defense Fund Digital Defense Fund Abortionfinder.org Ineedana.com Repro Legal Helpline Repro Legal Defense Fund Digital Defense Fund Take ActionIf you are a member of a union, hold your union accountable for safeguarding legal, accessible abortion access and ensure that the issue is taken up in the collective bargaining process. If you are not a member of a union, think about unions as obvious allies in the fight for progressive change. Alliances can be made between the labor movement and the reproductive rights movement, and tapping into that power can result in powerful change. Call on friends in the labor movement or reach out to people in the labor movement to have these discussions.Support the showFollow Us on Social: Twitter: @rePROsFightBack Instagram: @reprosfbFacebook: rePROs Fight Back Email us: firstname.lastname@example.orgRate and Review on Apple PodcastThanks for listening & keep fighting back!
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How has the Dobbs decision impacted medical education? In this episode we talk to trainees and educators about how Dobbs has impacted their lives in the classroom, and explore what we lose when we lose abortion training. Host & Co-creator: Ali Block, MD Co-creator: Emily Silverman, MD Contributors: Anastasia Anazonwu, MD Candidate; Bria Peacock, MD; and other contributors who wish to remain anonymous Find show notes, transcript, and more at thenocturnists.com/pra/6/next-generation. Follow @thenocturnists. The Nocturnists: Post-Roe America series was made possible in part by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The Nocturnists is supported by the California Medical Association, and people like you who have donated through our website and Patreon page.
In this episode, we delve deep into a common misconception surrounding IVF treatments: does undergoing IVF lead to early menopause? Many patients express concern that by using their eggs for IVF, they're depleting their natural reserve, hastening the onset of menopause. But is there any truth to this belief? Join us as we unpack the science behind egg production, the IVF process, and its relation to menopause. Learn about the intricacies of the female reproductive system and why the fears about IVF and early menopause may not align with the realities. Whether you're considering IVF, know someone who is, or simply want to be informed, this episode aims to clarify misconceptions and provide listeners with accurate and reassuring insights.
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The culture of fear that the anti-abortion movement uses also underlines the anti-queer and anti-transgender movement. Garnet Henderson, Senior Multiplatform Reporter for Rewire News Group and host and producer of ACCESS: A Podcast About Abortion, sits down to talk with us about how these two movements are connected and how anti-rights actors may influence access to gender-affirming care in the near future. A year since the dismantling of Roe v. Wade, 25 million women of reproductive age now and more nonbinary and transgender people live in states where the law increases barriers to abortion care. And, across the U.S. this year alone, 583 bills have been introduced in 49 states which are designed to block trans people from receiving healthcare, education, and other basic rights. Harassment and threats against healthcare providers, misinformation and disinformation, and fear-laden rhetoric are all increasingly overlapping elements of the anti-abortion and anti-trans movement. Using these tools, a collection of anti-rights actors are able to influence legislation, spread false information, and impact people's access to basic healthcare. LinksGarnet Henderson on Twitter Garnet Henderson for Rewire News Group ACCESS: A Podcast About AbortionAnti-Trans Activists Are Trying to Scare Gender Care Providers AwayWill Conservatives Use the ‘Crisis Pregnancy Center' Playbook to Attack Trans People?New Human Rights Campaign Foundation Report: Online Hate & Real World Violence Are Inextricably LinkedOpen Letter by New York Times contributors to New York Times on their coverage of transgender issues Take ActionCombat misinformation about transgender individuals and abortion care in your inner circles. If you hear people spreading stigma, fear, and mis- and disinformation about people and healthcare, challenge them. Donate to mutual aid funds or any individual's personal GoFundMe for gender affirming care. If you live in a state that is challenging gender affirming care, show up to testify in person or reach out to your local legislature to combat any harmful legislation.Support the showFollow Us on Social: Twitter: @rePROsFightBack Instagram: @reprosfbFacebook: rePROs Fight Back Email us: firstname.lastname@example.orgRate and Review on Apple PodcastThanks for listening & keep fighting back!
Tables are turned in this week's podcast as guest Kim Abernethy, CCO of PC Alliance, interviews Griffin Jones about the origins of Inside Reproductive Health and his journey as a fertility entrepreneur. Throughout the interview Griffin talks about: How he built IRH without any outside funding (And if you should do the same) The “Rising Stars” in the fertility field (And who he believes will be the big winners) The complications of nailing product-market fit (And how doctor's expect us to provide value) What advice he would give to fertility entrepreneurs looking to make a name for themselves.
Many physicians have been advocating publicly for reproductive health for decades, but many more have remained silent on the subject of abortion, fearing retribution from the general public and their communities. Today we talk about the culture of silence around reproductive health in medical spaces, and how breaking that silence is our only hope for reclaiming our reproductive freedom. Host & Co-creator: Ali Block, MD Co-creator: Emily Silverman, MD Contributors: Vineesha Arelli, MD; Caitlin Bernard, MD MSCI FACOG; and Emily Patel, MD Find show notes, transcript, and more at thenocturnists.com/pra/5/culture-of-silence. Follow @thenocturnists. The Nocturnists: Post-Roe America series was made possible in part by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The Nocturnists is supported by the California Medical Association, and people like you who have donated through our website and Patreon page.
Pelvic floor health and pelvic floor therapy are just starting to be understood as having immense benefits for treating infertility and improving reproductive health, as we learn in this enlightening and fun episode with Dr. Sujata Martin, MS OT and owner of Pelvic Soul. She and Elana get into the fascinating ways pelvic floor therapists with specialized training can provide fertility support and improve fertility treatment outcomes for patients, how you can even do a little basic pelvic floor work on yourself, and the importance and effectiveness of combining western and eastern treatment modalities in modern medicine.
In this episode, we go ‘back to the beginning,' with a focus on where we all begin and NEW science on pregnancy intention. New research led by Dr. Erica Hobby at NYU, recently published in the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, explores whether pregnancy intension – a pregnancy that is intended and wanted versus unintended or earlier than planned – has short- or long-term impacts on the health of moms and babies born in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Alaska. With important take-aways for how important it is to support women and families at this crucial stage of life, we hope you'll take this science deep dive with us, and let us know what you think! Article: Here Youtube: here As always, this Episode has a bonus Good or Bad Advice segment for our Patreon subscribers! Want in? Head to Patreon and become a member today!
The Green Wave movement has swept through Latin America and has increased the liberalization of abortion law. Still, criminalization, and medical privacy and medical secrecy concerns can impact someone's access to care or have patients and professionals facing prison sentences. Gloria Orrego-Hoyos, fellow with the Health and Human Rights initiative at Georgetown Law's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, sits down to talk with us about the status of criminalization, medical privacy and medical secrecy when it comes to abortion across Latin America. Some Latin American regions criminalize abortion to the extreme. In El Salvador, abortion carries a charge of “aggravated homicide” and can punished by up to 30 years in prison, while in Nicaragua, those who access an abortion face a sentence of up to two years in prison, with medical professionals facing sentences of up to six years in prison for administering care. Some medical professionals feel pressure to, and do end up, reporting abortions to the police. Many doctors are also afraid to provide care until the most dangerous point, due to the shadow of the criminal system. LinksGloria Orrego-Hoyos on TwitterPlan C Abortionfinder.org Ineedana.com Repro Legal Helpline Repro Legal Defense Fund Digital Defense Fund Take ActionFollow Gloria on Twitter to stay up-to-date on her incredible work. You can also follow the O'Neill Institute here. If you ever find yourself on the other end of criminalization for accessing abortion care, you can contact the Repro Legal Helpline and the If/When/How's Repro Legal Defense Fund. Try to have conversations in your homes, in your places of work, and with your friends about abortion and access to basic healthcare in an effort to break stigma. Support the showFollow Us on Social: Twitter: @rePROsFightBack Instagram: @reprosfbFacebook: rePROs Fight Back Email us: email@example.comRate and Review on Apple PodcastThanks for listening & keep fighting back!
If you are inspired to explore and researched your options in reproductive health and natural fertility awareness methods, then this episode is for you! In this episode, Erika's guest is Siri Kalla. A modern witch (according to Erika), who teaches women all around the world how to understand their menstrual cycles, learn safe natural birth control, and learn how to truly nourish their bodies into resolving menstrual cycle health and fertility problems. Siri was born in Sweden but lives in Norway. Her work originates around menstrual cycle health and fertility from a functional medicine approach - meaning that she looks for root causes rather than just treating the symptoms. At the core of Siri's work is the wish to give menstruating people full sovereignty over their bodies. Understanding the menstrual cycle, fertility, and menstrual health is a human right and a basic necessity for a truly feminist society. She has been on her own journey of healing, understanding and befriending her menstrual cycle since 2009, took my certification as a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner at @justissecollege between 2013-2017, and founded Our Fertility in 2018 to be a container for this work. While discussing Siri's work, the conversation delves into the historical persecution of female power, embodied sovereignty, and wisdom held by women, midwives, and witches. In this episode: The historical background that set the stage for the current modern medical system, and how it impacts the knowledge we have about fertility. The weaknesses and issues with the current Western medical system in regards to female reproductive health, and the benefits of alternative methods. Siri's work in functional medicine and her wish to give menstruating people full sovereignty over their bodies. The importance of understanding the menstrual cycle, fertility, and menstrual health as a human right and basic necessity for a truly feminist society. The availability of natural fertility awareness methods, such as the Justisse Method, and Billings Method, as alternatives to conventional medicine options. Let's connect! Come join me and like-minded women in my FREE women-only, sex-positive community – Pleasure Rebels Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/plsrebels Follow and reach out on IG: https://www.instagram.com/erikaalsborn Links and resources: Connect with Siri: www.ourfertility.com Facebook and IG: @our.fertility
On an all-headlines edition of The Imprint Weekly Podcast, Imprint reporter Sara Tiano joins us to discuss her new series on a child welfare worker, also a licensed foster parent, who is losing a fight to adopt her two nephews. We also discuss some mixed reviews from new research on unconditional cash support, the impact of enduring relationships for older youth in foster care, the future of mandated reporting, and more. Reading RoomFighting for Kinhttps://imprintnews.org/special-series/fighting-for-kinLatonia vs. Chisago Countyhttps://imprintnews.org/minnesota-series-v8Effects of Universal and Unconditional Cash Transfers on Child Abuse and Neglecthttps://bit.ly/46vWLXeUnconditional Cash Transfers and Maternal Assessments of Children's Health, Nutrition, and Sleephttps://bit.ly/46wYs6PSocial Work Research Explores the Effects of ‘Enduring Relationships' for Older Youth in Foster Carehttps://bit.ly/3M3mkqaGonzales Poll – Part 1: Maryland Statewidehttps://bit.ly/3M1YefyFederal Judge Upholds State's Right to Work with Faith-Based Adoption Agencieshttps://bit.ly/3rRqrz0Supreme Court Says Philadelphia Violated Catholic Child Welfare Group's First Amendment Rightshttps://shorturl.at/loAL5New York Lawmakers Weigh Calls To Overhaul Mandated Reporting of Child Maltreatmenthttps://shorturl.at/glwI4Landmark Study Marks Progress — and Critical Gaps — in Reproductive Health for California Foster Youthhttps://shorturl.at/htP17Supporters Vow To Continue the Work of David Inocencio, Founder of The Beat Within Magazine Written by Incarcerated Youthhttps://shorturl.at/bcyM9
Leilah Zahedi-Spung never planned to leave her life behind in Tennessee. But after Roe fell, she found herself having to make an impossible decision about the future of her career. In this episode, we examine how political events can upend clinicians' lives and communities. Host & Co-creator: Ali Block, MD Co-creator: Emily Silverman, MD Contributors: Scott Dunn, MD; Zachary Halversen, MD; and Leilah Zahedi-Spung, MD Find show notes, transcript, and more at https://thenocturnists.com/pra/4/uprooted. Follow @thenocturnists. The Nocturnists: Post-Roe America series was made possible in part by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The Nocturnists is supported by the California Medical Association, and people like you who have donated through our website and Patreon page.
Understand recent and upcoming changes in costs and access to reproductive care, as well as resources to manage them. This episode delves into the complex and ever-changing landscape of reproductive care costs. Hosts Sean Pyles and Sam Taube discuss the financial implications of recent high-profile court cases, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision, which significantly transformed insurance coverage for birth control. Sean and Sam break down the before-insurance costs of contraceptives and explain how a new over-the-counter birth control pill, Opill, could help make birth control more accessible. Sam also speaks with Daily Garcia, a director at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, about the costs and barriers associated with reproductive health care, particularly birth control and abortion. She explains how birth control and abortion costs can vary significantly based on type, insurance coverage, and individual circumstances. She also addresses the impact of state restrictions and resources available to help people overcome them. In their conversation, the Nerds discuss: costs of reproductive care, the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Health Organization, access to birth control, contraceptives, over-the-counter birth control pills, the Opill, abortion costs, travel costs for abortion, insurance coverage, health insurance, the National Network of Abortion, the National Abortion Hotline, health care accessibility, systemic discrimination, neglected communities, patient navigators, court cases, bodily autonomy, health care legislation, mifepristone, misoprostol, and Planned Parenthood resources. To send the Nerds your money questions, call or text the Nerd hotline at 901-730-6373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Like what you hear? Please leave us a review and tell a friend.
In this week's episode of "Taco Bout Fertility Tuesday," we delve into the fascinating realm of embryo quality, unraveling the complex relationship between an embryo's morphologic features and its genetic makeup. Join us as we explore intriguing analogies to simplify the seemingly daunting topic of embryo genetics. From discussing why a pristine facade may mask underlying genetic anomalies, to understanding why some embryos reach the blastocyst stage yet harbor genetic abnormalities, we unfold the mysteries surrounding embryo development. Through engaging discussions and expert insights, we aim to shed light on the captivating dance between an embryo's outward appearance and its inner genetic code.Tune in to uncover the stories that embryos tell through their morphological and genetic attributes, and how these factors play a crucial role in the fertility journey. Whether you're a hopeful parent, a medical professional, or someone with a budding interest in reproductive health, this episode offers a hearty serving of knowledge, spiced up with our signature taco humor. It's time to taco 'bout the essence of life, one gene at a time!
Host of STAT First Opinion Podcast, Torie Bosch, interviews family medicine physicians and abortion providers Ali Block and Nikki Zite. Physicians Alison Block and Nikki Zite knew what they were getting into when they became abortion providers early in their medical training. Family planning has long been a politicized, divisive area of medicine. And even though they knew that Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court case that protected abortion access across the country — was being threatened, it still hit them hard when that ruling was actually overturned in June 2022. This interview was originally released on STAT's First Opinion Podcast, October 4, 2023.
After Dobbs, many states in the middle of the country severely restricted abortion – but Kansas stood out as an exception. As a result, a small clinic in Wichita called Trust Women became an unexpected oasis for abortion care. In this episode, we bring you inside the clinic to learn how they handled the overwhelming influx of patients. *This episode briefly mentions violent imagery and actions targeting abortion clinics. Listener discretion is advised. Host & Co-creator: Ali Block, MD Co-creator: Emily Silverman, MD Contributors: Christina Bourne, MD MPH; Ashley Brink; Zack Gingrich Gaylord; Catalina Moreno-Hernandez, RMA; and other contributors who wish to remain anonymous Find show notes, transcript, and more at https://thenocturnists.com/pra/3/trust-women. Follow @thenocturnists. The Nocturnists: Post-Roe America series was made possible in part by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The Nocturnists is supported by the California Medical Association, and people like you who have donated through our website and Patreon page.