Vulvovaginal Atrophy and Bladder Problems in Menopause [transcript][audio]

Guest: Dr. Amanda Clark  

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Dr. Amanda Clark is a urogynecologist and the former lead of the Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW) Urogynecology Division. She previously founded the Urogynecology Division and Fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). For 32 years, Amanda has practiced gynecology and urogynecology and conducted research in pelvic floor health, including a focus on epidemiology. Her epidemiology work began at KPNW in 1995 with the series of papers on the surgical management of prolapse and incontinence. Her work includes a collaboration with the Women’s Health Initiative and new epidemiologic work with the GSM project. As Co-Principal Investigator on this study, we propose to examine the relationship among antibiotic exposure, vaginal estrogen use, urinary tract infections, and overactive bladder in post-menopausal women, combining patient-reported symptoms with longitudinal electronic health record data.

Segment Overview: Dr. Amanda Clark discusses her presentation at the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia (Oct 2017) on vulvovaginal atrophy and bladder problems.

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