ACC Practice Made Perfect: Fertility and Reproductive Health: ACC and AMWA Efforts to Address the Issues

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. This final episode is hosted by Dr. Gina Lundberg, WIC Leadership Council Chair, who invites Drs. Noel Bairey-Merz and Pamela Douglas to discuss leadership efforts at institutional, organizational, and individual levels as WIC leaders reading issues surrounding infertility and pregnancy complications. The impact of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) is also noted.

These cardiovascular experts 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 family planning when 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, Reproductive Health, Fertility, Women in Cardiology

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