68 episodes

On The Woman Centered Health Podcast, the official podcast of Woman Centered Health, join us, Dr. Nicole Loew and Dr. Stephanie Edmonds as we “chat” about how to discuss sexual and reproductive health with patients using a woman centered approach. Our motivation is to improve the experience women have with their providers while also advancing healthcare by creating a "bridge" between expert knowledge (i.e. clinical and research) and every day practice. In each podcast we have at least one expert guest give their advice and commentary. Become a monthly subscriber and get access to show notes so that you can have a quick reference guide and access to links: http://bit.ly/WCHPatreon and visit our website at www.womancenteredhealth.com

The Woman Centered Health Podcast Dr. Nicole Loew & Dr. Stephanie Edmonds

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings

On The Woman Centered Health Podcast, the official podcast of Woman Centered Health, join us, Dr. Nicole Loew and Dr. Stephanie Edmonds as we “chat” about how to discuss sexual and reproductive health with patients using a woman centered approach. Our motivation is to improve the experience women have with their providers while also advancing healthcare by creating a "bridge" between expert knowledge (i.e. clinical and research) and every day practice. In each podcast we have at least one expert guest give their advice and commentary. Become a monthly subscriber and get access to show notes so that you can have a quick reference guide and access to links: http://bit.ly/WCHPatreon and visit our website at www.womancenteredhealth.com

    Respectful Maternity Care with Rose Horton and Catherine Hill

    Respectful Maternity Care with Rose Horton and Catherine Hill

    In this episode we interview Rose Horton and Catherine Hill about the new Respectful Maternity Toolkit developed by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN). We cover why the kit was developed, how the kit was developed, what's included in the kit, and tips for getting buy-in and implementing the respectful maternity care toolkit.



    Be sure to check out www.womancenteredhealth.com to earn CE for listening to the WCH podcast, get transcripts, and learn how to support us!

    • 59 min
    Birth Experiences of Autistic People with Dr. Laura Foran Lewis

    Birth Experiences of Autistic People with Dr. Laura Foran Lewis

    In this episode, we interview Dr. Laura Foran Lewis PhD, RN about her award-winning research exploring the birth experiences of women on the autism spectrum. We talk about the importance of participatory action research, the need to broaden our idea of what is autism, universal design, birth plan redesign, birth trauma, and of course, how you can improve your communication to prevent trauma and establish trusting relationships. 



    Get your CEU for listening here: bit.ly/WCHCEU or download the CEHQ app on #Android or #Apple to listen, learn, and earn wherever you are!



    For transcripts, resources, and questions asked check out our website www.womancenteredhealth.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bioethics in Reproductive Health with Dr. Ginny Ryan

    Bioethics in Reproductive Health with Dr. Ginny Ryan

    In this episode, we interview Dr. Ginny Ryan, a bioethicist, on bioethics in reproductive healthcare. We sort out the difference between ethics, morals, conscientious practice, and to who autonomy belongs. We also cover the principles of ethics and how to apply them to your practice and the impact Roe v. Wade has beyond abortion. Check out our website for resources, questions asked, and transcripts.

    • 58 min
    Hormone Therapy with Dr. Stephanie Faubion

    Hormone Therapy with Dr. Stephanie Faubion

    In this episode we interview Dr. Stephanie Faubion about hormone therapy for the treatment of menopause symptoms.  We cover the new position statement released by NAMS about hormone therapy, what changed since the last position statement, how clinicians can frame conversations about hormone therapy, and where clinicians can learn more about providing hormone therapy. You can also still register for the NAMS Conference that is being held in Atlanta October 12-15, 2022.



    Interview Questions

    1. Can you start by explaining to our listeners what is the North American Menopause Society or NAMS and what are the goals of NAMS?

    2. What gaps do you feel exist in menopause and symptom management?

    3. During our phone conversation, you shared that there is a movement from calling it hormone replacement therapy to just hormone therapy. Can you share more about this movement and why it is happening?

    4. NAMS recently released a new position statement on hormone therapy, which we will be sure to include the link for on our webpage. Can you share with us what fueled the updated position and what changes were made from the 2017 position statement?

    5. The position statement states, “Personalization with shared decision-making remains key, with periodic reevaluation to determine an individual woman’s benefit-risk profile.” Can you share with our listeners how they can frame or ask questions to personalize and create shared decision-making around hormone therapy?

    6. In our clinical experience, we have found that some providers are reluctant to prescribe hormone therapy. Why do you feel that is the case and what advice do you for reluctant providers?

    7. What communication tips do you have for clinicians so that patients do not feel like their symptoms of menopause are being dismissed or minimized.

    8. We have a growing number of listeners who do not identify as clinicians; what would you like to share with these folks who may be considering hormone therapy to help manage symptoms of menopause?

    9. Where can listeners go to learn more about NAMS and hormone therapy?

    • 29 min
    Caring for Folks with Intersex Traits with Diana Love

    Caring for Folks with Intersex Traits with Diana Love

    In this episode, we interview Diana Love about providing clinical care for folks with intersex traits. We cover what are intersex traits, how folks with intersex traits have been historically cared for, how they should be cared for, and what you can do to make your practice more inclusive.



    Diana Love, RN (they/them/theirs) is a PhD student at the School of Nursing, UW-Madison. They have 18 years of experience as a public health nurse with a focus on sexual and reproductive health, racial equity, and LGBTQIA+ health justice. Their passion for this work grows from the experiences they've had in healthcare systems as both a provider and as a queer nonbinary patient; from both these perspectives, they recognize the million and one ways our healthcare systems are not designed to be person-centered. Diana is deeply committed to research that contributes to ending the practice of cosmetic genital surgery on infants and children with intersex traits, with the recognition that most healthcare providers are taught and adhere to binary systems of sex, gender, and sexuality. Those belief systems create harm for LGBTQIA+ people within healthcare, and Diana is dedicated to producing knowledge that expands healthcare providers and scientists’ views on binary sex, gender and sexuality. Diana firmly believes that healthcare providers need more stories of queer joy and liberation to break free from their negative assumptions about LGBTQIA+ people’s lives.



    Key takeaways see: http://womancenteredhealth.com/intersex_traits/



    References:

    Boston Children’s Hospital: https://www.childrenshospital.org/

    InterACT Advocates for Intersex Youth: https://interactadvocates.org/

    Intersex Justice Project: https://www.intersexjusticeproject.org/



    Main Questions Asked:

    1. Can you start by explaining to our listeners what does it mean to be a person with intersex traits and how common this trait is in the population?

    2. Historically, how have people with intersex traits been treated and cared for by clinicians?

    3. When we think about our current healthcare system, what challenges do folks with intersex traits have when navigating the healthcare system?

    4. How can surgeons or other providers discuss care for infants with intersex traits?

    5. What communication tips do you have for clinicians who have patients with intersex traits?

    6. What change can clinicians make to ensure their practice is more inclusive for folks with intersex traits?

    7. We have a growing number of listeners who do not identify as clinicians, what would you like to share with people with intersex traits and other folks?

    8. What is one thing you want all clinicians to know about folks with intersex traits?

    9. Where can listeners go to learn more about providing care to patients with intersex traits?

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Neuro-inclusive Clinical Practice with Dr. Melissa Houser

    Neuro-inclusive Clinical Practice with Dr. Melissa Houser

    In this episode we interview Dr. Melissa Houser about how to have a neuro-inclusive clinical practice. We also discuss neurodiversity, neurodivergence, what happens when we operate from a "default," and being diagnosed as neurodivergent later in life.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

APrunty ,

The Best!

Drs. Loew and Edmonds are fierce advocates for women’s health, reproductive justice, and empowering providers. Refreshing and inspiring podcast!

KathyWD9 ,

So interesting and informative!

Love this podcast - such smart, well-spoken women speaking on really important parts of women’s lives and health!

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