ACC Practice Made Perfect: Fertility and Reproductive Health: Personal Stories to Inform and Normalize

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.

Related References:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Care Team, Prevention

Keywords: PracticeMadePerfect, Fertility, Reproductive Health, Women in Cardiology

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