FWGBD is excited to announce our new PODCAST series, 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, which are:

  • 7 – cycles lasting longer than 7 days
  • 2 – changing a pad/tampon every 2 hours or less
  • 1 – passing blood clots more than one 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 Co-Hosts

 Dr. Sweta Gupta                                        Dr. Nefertiti Durant

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 which 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.

Dr. Nefertiti Durant is a board-certified Adolescent Medicine Specialist. She is the Associate Medical Director, William A Daniel, Jr. Adolescent Health Center; Associate Professor at the university of Alabama at Birmingham; and a member of the medical staff at UAB Hospital and Children’s of Alabama. Dr. Durant is also a member of the Foundation’s WGBD Learning Action Network.

Join Dr. Sweta Gupta, Pediatric Hematologist, and Dr. Nefertiti Durant, Adolescent Medicine Specialist, as they engage with one another and their guests on all things related to managing periods in a patient with a bleeding disorder.

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

The first THREE sessions are live now! 


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Episode 3: Demystifying IUDs (Part II)

In this episode, Dr. Gupta and Dr. Durant continue to explore some great information and facts about the use of IUDs for heavy menstrual bleeding and are joined by a well-known expert in the f…

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