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ACC Practice Made Perfect: Conversations Around Fertility and Reproductive Health: Family-Planning Basics and Fertility

Welcome to a new series, “Conversations Around Fertility and Reproductive Health” sponsored by ACC’s Women in Cardiology Section and led by Dr. Kamala Tamirisa. In this episode, Dr. Tamirisa hosts Dr. Torie Comeaux Plowden for a discussion on family planning, pregnancy, and infertility issues for women in medicine, specifically cardiology. Dr. Comeaux Plowden describes what every woman must know before and in medical school, during training and on her career path, as a mentor/program director/attending physician/peer about the planning and timing of 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, Women in Cardiology

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