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Endometriosis and Family Planning: What You Need to Know with Dr. Sony Sierra

March 27, 2024 Carolynn Dubé Season 1 Episode 44
Endometriosis and Family Planning: What You Need to Know with Dr. Sony Sierra
Fertility in Focus by Fertility Matters Canada
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Fertility in Focus by Fertility Matters Canada
Endometriosis and Family Planning: What You Need to Know with Dr. Sony Sierra
Mar 27, 2024 Season 1 Episode 44
Carolynn Dubé

In honour of Endometriosis Awareness Month, we sit down with Dr. Sony Sierra, a renowned reproductive endocrinologist at TRIO Fertility in Toronto and a past president of the Canadian Fertility and Endocrinology Society. Dr. Sierra takes us deep into endometriosis, shedding light on this misunderstood condition.


She begins by explaining what endometriosis is, delving into its symptoms, signs, and the challenges surrounding its diagnosis, including the various stages involved. Dr. Sierra discusses how commonly the symptoms and pain associated with menstruation are disregarded, emphasizing the importance of understanding and recognizing these signs.


Dr. Sierra discusses the intricate relationship between endometriosis and fertility, outlining the three primary ways it impacts one's ability to conceive. She provides invaluable insights into what patients can expect if they suspect they have endometriosis, including the medical approaches to diagnosis and treatment.


For those navigating their fertility journey, Dr. Sierra offers guidance on the best treatment options, whether they are actively trying to conceive or in the pre-planning phase. She also addresses how endometriosis affects everyday living. This episode equips listeners with the knowledge and tools to navigate endometriosis with confidence and empowerment. Tune in to gain a comprehensive understanding of endometriosis and join the movement toward greater awareness and transparency in reproductive health.



More About our Guest Speaker

Dr. Sony Sierra, MD, FRCSC, REI (She/Her), serves as a distinguished Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist (REI) and Deputy Medical Director and Partner at TRIO. With nearly two decades of experience, she specializes in reproductive health, recurrent pregnancy loss, and early Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) programs. As the Medical Director at EVOLVE Egg Freezing Clinic and an Associate Physician at Women’s College Hospital, she contributes significantly to advancing reproductive medicine. Dr. Sierra's research interests include infertility, implantation failure, and PCOS, reflected in her publications and conference presentations. Passionate about patient care, she approaches her practice with compassion and dedication, guided by her belief in excellence and empathy. Dr. Sierra's commitment to ongoing education and involvement in esteemed societies ensures her patients receive the most up-to-date care and expertise. She finds immense fulfillment in helping individuals and couples achieve their dreams of starting a family, making her a valued asset in the field of fertility medicine.

For more info about Dr. Sierra, you can check out the TRIO Fertility Website: https://triofertility.com/team-member/sony-sierra/ or you can follow her on Instagram @drsonysierra. 



Afynia Laboratories, a Canadian biotechnology company, is pleased to announce the availability of EndomiR, the first validated diagnostic blood test for endometriosis. Afynia is currently offering EndomiR to Canadian fertility clinics for patients with unexplained infertility and/or symptoms suggestive of endometriosis. EndomiR shortens the diagnostic pathway by providing physicians with actionable data to inform safe and effective treatment options. 

Show Notes

In honour of Endometriosis Awareness Month, we sit down with Dr. Sony Sierra, a renowned reproductive endocrinologist at TRIO Fertility in Toronto and a past president of the Canadian Fertility and Endocrinology Society. Dr. Sierra takes us deep into endometriosis, shedding light on this misunderstood condition.


She begins by explaining what endometriosis is, delving into its symptoms, signs, and the challenges surrounding its diagnosis, including the various stages involved. Dr. Sierra discusses how commonly the symptoms and pain associated with menstruation are disregarded, emphasizing the importance of understanding and recognizing these signs.


Dr. Sierra discusses the intricate relationship between endometriosis and fertility, outlining the three primary ways it impacts one's ability to conceive. She provides invaluable insights into what patients can expect if they suspect they have endometriosis, including the medical approaches to diagnosis and treatment.


For those navigating their fertility journey, Dr. Sierra offers guidance on the best treatment options, whether they are actively trying to conceive or in the pre-planning phase. She also addresses how endometriosis affects everyday living. This episode equips listeners with the knowledge and tools to navigate endometriosis with confidence and empowerment. Tune in to gain a comprehensive understanding of endometriosis and join the movement toward greater awareness and transparency in reproductive health.



More About our Guest Speaker

Dr. Sony Sierra, MD, FRCSC, REI (She/Her), serves as a distinguished Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist (REI) and Deputy Medical Director and Partner at TRIO. With nearly two decades of experience, she specializes in reproductive health, recurrent pregnancy loss, and early Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) programs. As the Medical Director at EVOLVE Egg Freezing Clinic and an Associate Physician at Women’s College Hospital, she contributes significantly to advancing reproductive medicine. Dr. Sierra's research interests include infertility, implantation failure, and PCOS, reflected in her publications and conference presentations. Passionate about patient care, she approaches her practice with compassion and dedication, guided by her belief in excellence and empathy. Dr. Sierra's commitment to ongoing education and involvement in esteemed societies ensures her patients receive the most up-to-date care and expertise. She finds immense fulfillment in helping individuals and couples achieve their dreams of starting a family, making her a valued asset in the field of fertility medicine.

For more info about Dr. Sierra, you can check out the TRIO Fertility Website: https://triofertility.com/team-member/sony-sierra/ or you can follow her on Instagram @drsonysierra. 



Afynia Laboratories, a Canadian biotechnology company, is pleased to announce the availability of EndomiR, the first validated diagnostic blood test for endometriosis. Afynia is currently offering EndomiR to Canadian fertility clinics for patients with unexplained infertility and/or symptoms suggestive of endometriosis. EndomiR shortens the diagnostic pathway by providing physicians with actionable data to inform safe and effective treatment options.