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The Woman Centered Health Podcast is the official podcast of WCH. Once a month we will “chat” about different topics in sexual and reproductive health and how to improve your communication with your patients about these topics.

The goal of our podcast is to provide health care providers with an easy, convenient, and somewhat entertaining way to enhance their communication with women regarding sexual and reproductive health. Our motivation is to improve the experience women have with their providers while also advancing sexual and reproductive health care. 

While we have studied health communication and health services, we are by no means experts on every topic. So in each podcast we will have a least one guest who is an expert in the topic, give their advice and commentary. Experts may include care providers, researchers, and women. 

Help keep The WCH Podcast recording! When we reach our first Patreon goal we will resume releasing episodes every two weeks. Plus for just $5 a month you get access to all of our amazing show notes!

EP 26: MUTU System with Wendy Powell

In this episode we interviewed Wendy Powell, CEO of MUTU System, about her incredible program to help with pelvic floor issues including prolapse, urinary incontinence, painful sex, and to help diastasis recti or “mommy tummy.” Tune in to hear about how her program was developed and how MUTU has helped Nicole and Stephanie. Listeners also get special discount!

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EP 25: PCOS with Dr. Rashmi Kudesia

In this episode we interview Dr. Rashmi Kudesia about her expertise with PCOS. We cover all things PCOS including diagnosis, managing PCOS, the role of birth control, and how you can help empower patients with a diagnosis of PCOS.

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EP 24: Sex Shame for Providers with Dr. Nikki Julian

In this episode we review a little bit of what we discussed in EP 22 on sex shame and make it more focused for how providers can help their patients deal with shame. We also talk about how to communicate with patients about pornography, kink, and BDSM, and briefly discuss how to deal with physical manifestations of sex shame.

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EP 23: Abortion After Care Instructions with Dr. Zoey Thill

In this episode we interview Dr. Zoey Thill regarding her research with abortion after care instructions. We get into some great discussions about focusing on adverse outcomes, discussing birth control at an abortion appointment, a new concept for us-structural competency, and we finish up with a conversation on the new Reproductive Health Act and what that means for New York.

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EP 21: Trauma Informed Care with Alison Tinker

**Trigger Warning** In this episode we interviewed Alison Tinker, a Midwife, about her work providing trauma informed care. Although we do not discuss specific traumas, this episode could be triggering for trauma survivors. This episode is a must listen to for ANY provider.

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EP 20 Menstrual Health with Elizabeth Graf

In this episode we talk all things menstrual health with Elizabeth Graf. We cover everything from menstrual health as an indicator of overall health, menstrual hygiene, and special considerations for adolescents, trans people, and gender non-binary people.

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DivaCup by Diva International Inc.

In this sponsored episode we interview Carinne Chambers-Saini, CEO of Diva International Inc. maker of the DivaCup, and Sophie Zivku, Diva Inc Communications Manager, about the DivaCup. We discuss what it is, how to use it, how to talk about it, and how this can help the menstruating person.

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EP 19: Infertility and Perinatal Loss with Dr. Stacey Pawlak

In this episode we interview Dr. Stacey Pawlak, a clinical psychologist, regarding her expertise in working with people experiencing perinatal loss & infertility. This episode is must-listen-to if you help patients dealing with infertility, miscarriage, or diagnosing fetal anomalies. If you’re not a provider, learn how to talk to your friends about these difficult situations.

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EngagedMD

EngagedMD enables fertility practices to provide a remotely guided experience for patient education and consent - unlike the long consultations, phone calls to staff, in-clinic classes, and paper documents used today. Their education programs are comprised of...

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UNA

In this episode we speak with John Haskell, the co-founder of UNA, an anonymous platform where women can seek a sense of community to help them answer questions a deal with personal struggles, especially addiction, and victories. Within the app UNA brings various professionals into the community for AMA or Ask ME Anything. This gives women a chance to ask professionals questions that they otherwise may not feel comfortable bringing to their care providers in a formal setting or feel comfortable enough to ask other women. We had the pleasure of serving as experts recently and felt that this may be an app or platform that providers may want to get involved with or find useful to connect their patients with.

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EP 14: Pelvic Floor with Dr. Sandi Tenfelde

Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, APN is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the  Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at Loyola University Chicago, Marcella  Niehoff School of Nursing.  She is a certified yoga instructor with a focus on pelvic floor ...

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