- Discuss the impacts of infertility on women’s health, including disparities in disease burden and access to care
- Provide an overview of tests for evaluating female (and male) infertility (including hormone tests for AMH, FSH, and estradiol, and clomiphene citrate challenge test)and key considerations for treating infertility
- Increase visibility of the patient experience, emphasizing ways to empower women and improve quality of care and reproductive health
Hugh S. Taylor, MD
Hugh S. Taylor, MD, is Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology at Yale School of Medicine, as well as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Taylor is internationally known for his studies on endometriosis and has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the nation’s highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. He is an active researcher and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health continuously for more than 20 years. In 2020, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation. Dr. Taylor received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut and completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, followed by two fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor also currently serves as President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Regina Townsend is an advocate, public speaker, and librarian who uses the intersection of these passions to help others feel seen, heard, and empowered by bringing light to the issues affecting marginalized groups. As the founder and voice behind The Broken Brown Egg, Regina is passionate about bringing light to the struggle of infertility in the African American community. She and her husband spent nearly a decade on their fertility journey – battling hypothyroidism, PCOS, blocked Fallopian tubes, Type 2 diabetes, and some male-factor issues as well. Now, through her advocacy and her health blog, she’s committed to connecting people to the resources they need to make informed health decisions.
SWHR’s Value of Diagnostics within Women’s Health series is supported by an educational sponsorship from Roche. SWHR maintains editorial control and independence over educational content.