April Teacher Series: Reproductive Physiology: A review of the continuum (Part II)

Presented by Craig Turczynski, PhD

Dr. Turczynski completes Part II in a series reviewing the reproductive continuum.  If you missed Part I, you can view the recording on our website.


At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  1. Differentiate when cycle variants are part of the continuum and when they may indicate health issues.
  2. Develop a  better understanding of cycle variations, abnormalities, and types of bleeding through chart demonstrations.
  3. Review the follicle cell-oocyte maturation process as it relates to short or deficient luteal phases and the use of progesterone supplementation.


Dr. Turczynski started in Animal Science, graduating with a B.S from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Physiology of Reproduction from Texas A&M University.  He then did post-doctoral training in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Women's Research Institute in Wichita, KS. After completing his training, he accepted a faculty position in the ObGyn department at LSU Medical Center- Shreveport, LA. and directed their clinical IVF lab.  Being at odds with the aggressive use of technology and lack of a natural or restorative approach to reproductive medicine caused him to leave the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology in 1999.

Dr. Turczynski has since done training in the Creighton model and became certified to teach the Billings Ovulation Method®. He works in the medical device field and is the Director of Development and Strategic Planning for BOMA-USA.

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