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Dr. Jen Gunter

Dr. Jen Gunter is an OB/GYN and pain medicine physician who advocates for evidence-based medicine. When her infant children were critically ill, like many people she turned to the internet. She was shocked at how easy it was to be led medically astray and wondered: If it was so hard for her as an experienced physician, how did everyone else manage? She decided to "fix the medical internet" and help people separate fact from fiction with her writing and incredible online activism.

In addition to being both a doctor and a mother, Gunter hosts the TED Audio Collective podcast Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter and is a writer and host of the show Jensplaining. She has been called Twitter's resident OB/GYN and the world's most famous gynecologist. She is a fierce advocate for facts and tirelessly calls out those who exploit pseudoscience for financial and political profit.

A Menopause Manifesto 

Friday June 3 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm PST

"The History and Language of Menopause: Exploring the Culture of Menopause and the Implications for Clinical Practice"

Why do humans have menopause, what is the origin of the word, and are some hormones really plant based and bioidentical? The backstory of menopause as well as the words that we use have reverberations today, both in the medicine we practice and how our patients and society in general views menopause and many of the therapies. Explore the backstory and language of menopause to better understand the physiology of menopause and to improve patient care.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the physiology of medicine

  • Discuss the grandmother hypothesis

  • Understand the language of menopause and why it matters