In this new webinar series, a host of speakers will discuss the lived and living menopause experiences of women living with HIV. The discussions will be moderated by CTN Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Elizabeth King.

Please see below for more details on each webinar.

Embracing Sexuality: Before, During, and After Menopause

The first instalment of the ‘Around the Moon Table’ webinar series will be presented by sexual health experts Drs. Allison Carter, Leah Tidey, and Julie van Schalkwyk. They will answer your questions relating to menopause, sexuality, love, and life.

Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 3:00–4:00 PM PST, followed by a 30-minute open discussion

Meet the speakers

Dr. Allie Carter is a Senior Lecturer at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales, an Associate with the Australian Human Rights Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Her research program aims to strengthen responses to gender, social justice, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.


Dr. Leah Tidey is a sexual health educator with a PhD in Applied Theatre from the University of Victoria. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Victoria in the School of Public Health and Social Policy where she works with older women living with HIV. Leah is the host of The Love Doctor podcast where she shares research-informed advice about sexual health.


Dr. Julie van Schalkwyk has been working at BC Women’s Hospital since 2004, and is the Site Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She received a Master’s in Immunology & Microbiology prior to medical school. Following residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology she completed a 12 month fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of British Columbia. Dr. van Schalkwyk has a special interest in Reproductive Infectious Diseases (RID), and provides care to women with complicated gynecologic and/or obstetric infections. She was prior chair of the Reproductive Infectious Diseases Committee for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), authoring, and co-authoring several clinical practice guidelines. She is a clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia and provides ongoing academic and professional guidance and mentorship medical students and fellow colleagues.

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