7-2-1 Podcast

FWGBD brings you an educational resource, 7-2-1: All you need to know about periods, a conversation-style podcast that answers the most pressing questions about periods and heavy menstrual bleeding.

7-2-1 Refers to the signs of a heavy period:

  • 7 – cycles lasting longer than 7 days
  • 2 – changing a pad/tampon every 2 hours or less
  • 1 – passing blood clots more than 1 inch or a quarter in size

Our goal is simple.

We aim to find the right expert(s) to answer the questions on the minds of our listeners. And in doing so, we hope to increase awareness, offer key information, and spark greater discussion between providers and their patients.

Our Host

Dr. Sweta Gupta is a board-certified Pediatric Hematologist at the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Treatment Center. Her expertise is in hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, and rare bleeding disorders with a special interest in PAI-1 and FVII deficiencies. She is the co-founder of the GO Clinic, a clinic that is staffed by a hematologist and an adolescent medicine physical and manages adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding and those with thrombophilic disorders seeking safe hormonal control therapy. Dr. Gupta is a member of the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee and a member of the WGBD Learning Action Network.

Join FWGBD as we engage in all things related to managing periods in a patient with a bleeding disorder. To advance your knowledge on this subject, click the button below to read Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Reading Curriculum: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Inherited Blood Disorders.

HMB & IBD Reading Curriculum

Episode 1: Normal vs. Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Episode 2: Demystifying IUDs (Part I)

Episode 3: Demystifying IUDs (Part II)

Episode 4: Destigmatizing the Pill

Episode 5: Safe Hormonal Therapy in Thrombosis – One Size Does Not Fit All

Episode 6: Special Edition – How New Gene Therapies for SCD May Impact Women’s Fertility

FWGBD would like to thank The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan for their support of this project.