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Pre-Med Student Division Presents: #PeriodsOptional
November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Pre-Med Student Division & Pandia Health Present: #PeriodsOptional
Sunday 19th November at 3pm ET
with Dr. Sophia Yen & Pandia Health
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to not have a period every month?
Dr. Sophia Yen is joining us to talk about birth control options and how women can make #periodsoptional. She will answer any questions and talk in general about women taking control of their reproductive health. Additionally, she will talk about how Pandia Health can offer cheap birth control options for women in 20 states!
Meet Dr. Yen:
Sophia Yen, MD, MPH is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Pandia Health, birth control delivery. She has a passion for making women’s lives easier, preventing unplanned pregnancies, and educating women about #PeriodsOptional. With more than 20 years of experience in medicine, she is board-certified in Adolescent Medicine. She graduated with a B.S. from MIT, M.D. from UCSF Medical School, and M.P.H. from UC Berkeley in Maternal Child Health. She serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford Medical School. She is a Reproductive Health Specialist and co-founded 3 non-profit organizations/projects in her endeavors to improve the lives of women: The Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women, SheHeroes.org, the “full” campaign = fffl.co = Female Founded, Female Led, a B2C campaign to get consumers to choose Female Founded, and Female Led, all things being equal.
She co-founded Pandia Health because she believes no one should suffer from “pill anxiety” – the fear of running out of birth control and the stress of having to obtain birth control each month. Her latest health campaign is to educate the public about #periodsOptional. See her TEDx talk HERE. Anyone with a uterus does not have to bleed each month. This will decrease cancer, decrease landfill, and increase women’s participation in school and work. Dr. Yen enjoys educating the public and other physicians about birth control, menstrual regulation/elimination, sexually-transmitted infections, acne, obesity, and other adolescent health issues.
She has spoken at SXSW, TEDxBerkeley, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Merced, UC Davis, UC Riverside, local high schools, Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, Facebook, and given grand rounds and noon lectures at various academic institutions from Stanford Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, to UCLA Internal Medicine to Boston Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds. Dr. Yen is the mother of 2 future SheHeroes and wife of a feminist. “I would like to be the first Surgeon General to say masturbation without being asked to resign.”