August Grand Rounds: The role of diet and lifestyle on reproductive health

Prof Sunni Mumford will discuss emerging research investigating the role of vitamin D and other lifestyle and dietary factors on female reproductive health and couple fertility. Dr. Mumford is a reproductive and nutritional epidemiologist and Earl Stadtman Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her research focuses on modifiable dietary and lifestyle factors across the life course th…

June Grand Rounds: Updates on FABMS effectiveness for Avoiding Pregnancy

Dr. Urrutia reviews the methodology and main findings of 2018 review on FABM effectiveness for avoiding pregnancy and disucsses the important limitations of the data including population-based differences in effectiveness, especially among breastfeeding and postpartum individuals. She also introduces and identifies clinical decision-making tools providers and patients regarding choosing an FABM to avoid pregnancy, reviews new technologies currently being applied to FABM use, and discusses the role of the FDA in clearing fertility awareness apps for contraception.

May Journal Club: Dopamine, vascular permeability, and inflammation as relates to endometrium, pelvic pain, and pregnancy loss

Dr. Carpentier shares his experience with and looks into the science behind the use of dexamphetamine treatment as a novel off-label treatment for a number of female chronic disorders that do not respond well to conventional therapy including recurrent pregnancy loss, inflammation, and ongoing pain.    The primary article of focus for this journal club, “The neurotransmitter dopamine modulates vascular permeability in the endothelium”, along with a list of references can be downloaded to accompany the webinar.

May Teacher Series: Exploring the relationship between gut microbiome and PCO

What is the association between the gut microbiome and PCOS? What about the impact of the microbiome on health and diseases? Dr. April Lind explores the potential relationship between the gut microbiome and PCO, as well as providing an overall understanding of what exactly is meant by the microbiome and the effect on health and disease. Learn new ways of optimizing treatment for PCO, and share your thoughts on potential options for better treatment and management of this disease in the forum.

April Grand Rounds: Art and Science in the Clinical Application of Botanical Medicine for the Treatment of the Most Common Fertility Associated Hormonal Imbalances

This webinar explores the science, safety, and clinical application of botanical medicine (herbal medicine) options for reproductive health and in supporting hormonal balance. Treatment and support for common reproductive conditions such as PCOS, estrogen dominance, elevated androgens, thyroid support and ovarian reserve support. Dr. BreAnna Guan also covers botanical formulas for safety and clinical effectiveness as well as safety and herb/drug interaction in reproductive medicine.