think it’s important to start with why we need new. When it’s I think clear for many of our subscribers and many clinicians that the methods that we already have are very effective, that despite having very effective methods, throughout Europe, United States and around the world we are still met with very high rates of unintended pregnancy.
Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you, Ron. These are truly exciting times for us in providing contraception and healthcare to women, but with that excitement comes some responsibility.
“We just heard a presentation about one of the several new devices for contraception and you took part in a lot of research about this Transdermal Patches for contraception.
And my task for this afternoon is to review for you a new contraceptive option and what I’d like to do first is show you my disclosure statement and then I will go into the first part of discussion, talk about why I think there’s a need for this new contraception option and then go in much greater depth in discussing it.
My PCOS story really began in January of 1993, after discontinuing the use of birth control pills. I was 19 years old when I stopped taking the pill, I had with my high school sweetheart since I was 15 years old, and on the pill since I was 16.
I wish I had a dollar for every time that I heard the phrase, "you need to lose weight and then you'll be fine. If only I could. Lord knows I have tried.
Upon reflection, it seems almost unbelievable that I have been living with the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome for almost twenty years now.
It is the most common endocrine disorder in women, the leading cause of infertility, and the most under diagnosed women's disease in the United States.
PCOS is a genetic hormone disorder which is related to diabetes. PCOS is something you are born with. Symptoms typically usually start appearing after puberty and in a few cases sometimes not until your 20's or early 30's.
I am excited to have the opportunity to speak with Lisa Marasco, IBCLC about her research regarding a possible link between PCOS and Breastfeeding difficulties.