Jan 14, 2021 • 23M

The Latest on Birth Control: Ep. 2 of the "Optimizing Fertility" Podcast

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Expert guest interviews on all the things that can move the dial on our reproductive wellbeing and fertility: including lifestyle, science, technology, and relationships. Hosted by Brittany Hawkins and Catherine Hendy, founders of ELANZA Wellness.
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A nurse practitioner demystifies contraception and reveals the new options in market.

Molly Kenward, a nurse practitioner at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, talks to ELANZA’s Brittany Hawkins about the family planning devices and medications on the market today, including the ones she is most excited to share with her patients. She discusses potential impacts on fertility, how to choose the right option for you and the development and adoption challenges of the Male Pill.

Molly is also happy to answer specific questions in the ELANZA Community!

Here’s how to ask:

  1. Click here to access the community

  2. Post your question on the forum using the topic Birth Control

  3. Alternatively, direct message Molly using the chat feature (top right menu)

Note: The opinions in this podcast should not be considered medical advice or the views of UCSF Health. Please talk to your own provider or practitioner before taking medical care decisions.


Molly Kenward, NP, MSN is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health. Molly has over 12 years of experience working in healthcare ranging from critical care oncology to rural community health. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in Biology with honors in Neuroscience. From there she completed postgraduate training at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Global Health, volunteered for the British and American Red Cross across Africa and South America before returning home to the Bay Area to complete training at UCSF to become a family nurse practitioner. In her patient care, she emphasizes the well-being of the whole person and wants every individual to be informed and empowered in making decisions about their health.