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Is it safe for women to turn off their periods? Join us for an intimate discussion with Taiwanese American Sophia Yen, MD, MPH. As CEO and Co-Founder of Pandia Health, she helped launch the first and only birth control delivery company founded and led by women - with a physician at the helm! In this episode, we’re taking an intimate look at women’s reproductive health and demystifying birth control while exploring #PeriodsOptional.
In addition to her work as an entrepreneur, Dr. Yen works in adolescent medicine and serves as clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford Medical School. She is a mother, wife, and a passionate advocate for women’s health, empowerment, and equity. She co-founded 3 nonprofit organizations/projects in her endeavors to improve the lives of women, including SheHeroes.org, a nonprofit that encourages young girls from all backgrounds to pursue nontraditional careers in STEM.
- https://www.pandiahealth.com (also on Instagram, FB, YouTube, TikTok, and Twitter)
First time on birth control pills? here are Dr. Yen’s tips
- TEDxBerkeley talk
More on Dr. Sophia Yen:
Taiwanese-American Sophia Yen, MD, MPH is the CEO and Co-Founder ofPandia Health birth control delivery. She has a passion for making women’s lives easier, preventing unplanned pregnancies, and educating those with uteri about #PeriodsOptional.
With more than 20 years of experience in medicine, she is board-certified in Adolescent Medicine. She graduated with a BS from MIT, MD from UCSF Medical School, and MPH from UC Berkeley in Maternal Child Health. She serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford Medical School. She is a Reproductive Health Specialist and co-founded 3 non-profit organizations/projects in her endeavors to improve the lives of women: The Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women, SheHeroes.org, the “full” campaign = fffl.co = Female Founded, Female Led, a B2C campaign to get consumers to choose Female Founded, and Female Led, all things being equal.
She co-founded Pandia Health because she believes no one should suffer from “pill anxiety” - the fear of running out of birth control and the stress of having to obtain birth control each month. Dr. Yen enjoys educating the public and other physicians about birth control, menstrual regulation/elimination, sexually transmitted infections, acne, obesity, and other adolescent health issues.
She has spoken at SXSW, TEDxBerkeley, Facebook, TEDx Silicon Valley Women, UC Merced, UC Davis, Stanford University, local high schools, Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, and given grand rounds and noon lectures at various academic institutions from Stanford Pediatrics and Internal Medicine to UCLA Internal Medicine.