We are seeing the impacts of climate change around us and, even in the face of a global pandemic, it continues to be the greatest public health threat of our lives. Women bear a disproportionate burden of climate impacts, partly due to growing evidence of the harms of climate change on birth outcomes. Our latest episode of Let’s Talk Climate leading authors of a recent special article In the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics to learn more about the impacts of climate change on human reproduction and the urgent need for action to improve health.
Join the lead authors Santosh Pandipati, physician, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at O’Connor Hospital e Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, Director, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment at the University of California San Francisco to learn more about the strong call for bold climate action by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO).
“The basis for doctors is when they interact with patients day in and day out, and also with their local community of providers … when I start talking to patients about ‘Hey, you have to look at the air quality index. ‘ ‘Hey, this is bushfire season, you have to be careful with that; you have to be careful of the heat, especially at the beginning of the hot season.’ … When I start talking to patients about these things, they begin to understand … this is actually affecting my family here and now … It’s about doing the right thing and protecting lives. “- Dr. pandipati
“We need system-wide solutions to tackle climate change cases, and this is where the FIGO statement is so important because it speaks directly to government-based solutions that government leaders around the world need to address and they have to face the role of the consumption of fossil fuels ”. – Dr. woodruff
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