Dr. Sophia Yen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pandia Health and is Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine, having graduated from MIT, UCSF Medical School, and UC Berkeley with a MPH in Maternal Child Health. She serves as a clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford Medical School.
Dr. Yen added to her career as a physician to be an entrepreneur and advocate, launching several corporate and non-profit initiatives focused on women’s reproductive health and empowerment such SheHeroes.org , fffl.co (Female Founded, Female Led), and the Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women.
In this episode, Dr. Yen discusses life experiences that influences her passion for adolescent medicine and for adolescents’ rights to comprehensive sex ed and access tp birth control… how her parents helped her build self-confidence and intellectual curiosity at a young age… the importance of prioritizing family time, and of being a parent and not a friend… signs that an adolescent may be experiencing mental health challenges, and seeking mental health care… 988 – the Suicide & Crisis Helpline in the U.S… believing in yourself… SheHeroes.org… #StopSuckingItUp… and encouraging us all to speak up and not be afraid to ask for help. (USA) PandiaHealth.com