A Virtual Happy Hour: Let’s talk about SEX and Cancer

When
Thursday April 16 2020 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Organizer

InKind Space cross Poynor Health

Website:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/inkind-space-cross-poynor-health-29351315995

A Virtual Happy Hour: Let’s talk about SEX and Cancer

About this Event

Join leading medical experts and sexologists for this free online event focused on Sex and Cancer. Currently, there is so much anxiety in regards to COVID-19 that we tend to forget about being kind to ourselves. Sex should be something that we enjoy and be able to discuss openly so we can understand what works for us.

By attending, you will learn:

  • SEX and COVID-19: What you need to know at this time.
  • SEX and Cancer: What to keep in mind during treatment, post-treatment and how to learn to enjoy sex again after recovery.
  • What do medications do to your body that impact you sexually and what can you do to reverse it.
  • SEX and Products: What works to get you back to you!

PANELISTS

Dr. Elizabeth Poynor is a gynecologic oncologist and advanced pelvic surgeon. She has had a lifelong interest in the role of hormonal health in overall wellbeing, menopause, aging, and complex gynecologic issues such as PMS/PMDD, endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunction and PCOS.

Virginia Reath is a physician’s assistant with a Masters in Public Health and Sexual Health Education who has created a model of gynecological, sexual and reproductive healthcare that combines varied approaches according to her patient’s needs for the past 30 years. Relationship-based medicine through active listening, alongside naturopathic medicine, nutrition, bio-identical hormone therapy, and counseling are the cornerstone of her practice, which makes an effective and empowering complement to the speed driven conventional medicine today. She also conducts workshops and lectures on Sexual & Hormonal Health ranging from teaching preteens about Ovulation (Changing Bodies of Girls Project) to Menopause, Sex and Aging. She is also a published poet and visual artist.

Ellen Friedrichs is a health educator, writer and mom of three kids. She has a masters in health and human sexuality, runs the middle and high school health education department and teaches in the health & nutrition sciences department at Brooklyn College. She has been published in the Washington Post and HuffPost, a contributing writer for Everyday Feminism, edited About.com’s LGBT teens site, wrote for Daily Worth, and penned a sex education column for teens for gURL.com. Many of my pieces can now be found at Rewire News. Because she wanted to put her ideas in one place, she published Good Sexual Citizenship: How to Create a (Sexually) Safer World. ​

Emma Rooney is from DAME Products, the award-winning lifestyle brand known for thoughtful, unique design and innovation within the sexual health and wellness industry. They are revolutionizing the sex toy industry for women. Emma is a graduate of the NYU Applied Psychology program with a strong background in social services and government community relations interested in transitioning into reproductive and sexual health and rights.

The event will be moderated by Melissa Telzer, a two-time cancer survivor at ages 13 and 46, and the founder of InKind Space.

There will be 20 minutes reserved at the end of the event for Q&A!