Aug 20, 2020
Dr. Sophia Yen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pandia Health, a women physician founded and led birth control delivery company, which has a sterling credentialed Board of Directors of ten physicians — all but one are women! Dr. Yen graduated from MIT, UCSF Medical School, and UC Berkely’s MPH program. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford Medical School in the Division of Adolescent Medicine and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’s Section on Adolescent Health. She has co-founded three non-profit projects to improve the lives of women: The Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women, SheHeroes.org, and fffl.com. She is a mother and wife of a feminist. Her goal is to be the first surgeon general to be able to say masturbation without being fired.
Dr. Yen joins Dr. Donnica to have a discussion on sexual education for teenagers. There’s a lot of misinformation about sex for teenage girls. Often teen pregnancies happen when girls have sex because they feel like they’ll lose their boyfriend if they don’t. Dr. Yen encourages girls to learn why they want to have sex to empower them to make the best choice for themself.
A lot of families are afraid to talk to their kids about sex and periods. This leads to girls missing out on important information on their bodies. There’s so much stigma around your period. So Donnica and Sophia talk about their most embarrassing period stories to get them out in the open! Now, there are options to not have your period safely with different birth control options.
Her company, Pandia, allows women to order their birth control from home. This way women are not tethered to going to their pharmacists once a month, every month. Their goal is to make sure no one runs out of birth control.