Community Conversations: Sister to Sister

Community Conversations: Sister to Sister
Posted on 01/07/2019

Good morning and Happy New Year. Come join us for a lively Community Conversation Exploring Health Issues Affecting Black Women with Health Care Experts of Color. Please add your voice to our ongoing conversation on black women's, family and community health and help us build a vibrant and dynamic health community.

Community Conversation Sunday, Jan 13th: Reserved for Black Women

  • Topics in Gynecology: Health South of the Border
    Sunday | January 13 | 2 - 4PM
    Simply Erinn's Unisex Salon (268 Brookline Street)
    Please plan to arrive early (1:45PM) so we can get started on time. We will discuss:
  • Challenges to Sexual Reproduction (Infertility, PCOS, Ovarian Cysts, Endometriosis)
  • Healthy Sexuality (Satisfaction, Desire, Dysfunction, Discomfort)
  • Infections & Other Common Challenges (Bacterial/Fungal, UTI/Bladder, STIs, Irritations & Irritants, PID, Fibroids)
  • And then there's Menopause (Hot flashes, Sleep disturbance,
  • Dryness/Irritation, Prolapse, Urinary urgency, frequency & incontinence)

Joining us in conversation will be:
Khady Diouf (MD) is a obstetrician gynecologist in the Division of Global Obstetrics Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She trained in OBGYN at Brigham and Women’s and did a fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Disease at University of California in San Francisco. Dr Diouf’s interests are in the provision of prenatal care to women affected by HIV and other infectious diseases, preconception counseling and care to couples affected by HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis to women at high risk of HIV. She is also involved in skills transfer of gynecologic surgery and runs the Brigham OBGYN department efforts in helping to solidify the development of a Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health in Senegal through a training program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Dr Diouf is the recipient of the 2012 Brigham and Women’s Minority Faculty Career Development Award, the 2015 Brigham and Women’s Junior Faculty Mentor Award and the 2017 Brigham and Women’s Hippocrates Society Humanism Award.

Teju Adgoke (MD, MPH) is a general Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Boston Medical Center. She provides full spectrum women's health care including prenatal care, general women's health visits, fibroids, ovarian masses, birth control, menstrual problems and gynecologic surgery. She is passionate about empowering women to understand their bodies and advocate for themselves in the medical system. She is also interested in global health and has provided medical care in Ghana, Nigeria and Botswana.

Dallas Reed (MD) is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. She completed her residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT and her fellowship in Medical Genetics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. Dr. Reed joined Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA in July 2016. She is an Assistant Professor and an attending at Tufts Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and at the Floating Hospital for Children in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics + Metabolism. She is the Course Director for the first year Genetics course at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is a member of the Tufts Medical Center Physician Organization Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Reed’s clinical interests include obstetrics, general gynecology, prenatal genetics, preconception counseling, genetic disorders in pregnancy, and cancer genetics.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Upcoming conversations
2/10/19: When Care Goes Awry: Advocating for Yourself and Your Loved Ones
(Revised topic due to staffing)
3/10/19: Hanging on Or Letting Go: Should This Relationship Be Saved?
4/14/19: Keeping it Clean: Our Body's Filters - Liver, Kidneys and Spleen

Looking forward to learning together.

Warm regards,
Dita & Shelley

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