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Ask an OB/GYN - IUDs, Missing Tampons & Implicit Bias

Wellness: Fact vs. Fiction

03/30/22 • 79 min

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Join Dr. Danielle Belardo and her expert of the week, TikTok’s favorite board certified OB/GYN and women’s health mastermind, Dr. Heather Irobunda. Get ready to be blown away by this incredibly educating and empowering conversation surrounding women’s healthcare and the role racism plays in maternal health. Heather explains the impacts of implicit bias, tiers of care, weathering, and redlining on minority groups and how systemic and overt racism leads to chronic stress health issues, specifically in women of color. Danielle and Heather also respond to your burning questions about women’s sexual health and weigh in on the pros and cons of the various contraceptive methods. This episode debunks misinformation left, right and center in the women's health space and nothing is off limits!

Dr. Heather Irobunda is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist currently practicing at NYC Health and Hospitals. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a Post Baccalaureate Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and joined the Guthrie Ambulatory Care Center as an attending physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, helping soldiers, spouses and veterans.

Myths and misconceptions in regards to:

  • Tampons and toxic shock syndrome
  • Periods, pregnancy and menstrual tracking
  • HPV vaccine age limits and who should get it
  • OB/GYN procedures and the pain discussion on social media

Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute to a generation that values fact over fiction! Be sure to rate, review, and follow on your favorite podcast app and let us know which not-so-wellness trend you’d like to hear debunked. Follow your host on Instagram @daniellebelardomd and the podcast @wellnessfactvsfiction. Follow Heather @drheatherirobundamd.

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