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According to Dr. Yuyang Wang, the topic of contraception and its uses have historically been filled with misconceptions and a lack of awareness, both in the general population and also amongst healthcare providers. This is why he is the lead specialist behind three new eConsult specialty groups in the Southeast (SE) region: the SE regional adult transgender health group, SE regional gynecology – complex contraception care group and SE regional pediatric gynecology group. 

Dr. Wang completed his medical school training at the University of Western Ontario and his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dalhousie University. “I went on to complete a fellowship in contraception advice, research and education at Queen’s University where we specialized in complex contraceptive care, transgender care, and pediatrics and adolescent gynecology,” he says. He was inspired to join eConsult to address issues he still sees in complex gynecological care today: “This is especially true in the current climate of proliferation of different sources of information with social media about gynecological care. Therefore, it’s important to provide up-to-date information for our patients and dispel misconceptions about hormones and contraception,” he explains. “Trans individuals are a marginalized population and their rights to healthcare continue to be encroached upon in our political climate. By raising awareness of what trans health entails and increasing availability of access to specialized care for primary care providers, I hope to provide a better ease of access to this group of patients.”

Questions that can be sent to these three new eConsult specialty groups include:

  • Contraindications to certain contraceptive methods
  • Troubleshooting issues with patients’ current contraception/hormonal regimens
  • Discussions of off-label use of hormones/contraception
  • Reviews of investigations for AUB, PCOS, amenorrhea and when consultation with gynecology specialists is recommended

Dr. Wang has high hopes for the future of this group: “I hope we can identify more specialists with diverse backgrounds and training so we can improve ease of access and equitable care for a broader scope of patients.”