Episode 52

Published on:

13th Jun 2023

Birth Control and Female Athletic Performance | Victoria Felkar

Victoria Felkar is a doctoral candidate conducting interdisciplinary research on women’s health, reproductive function, and pharmaceutical steroid hormones. Her work offers a novel and critical perspective into the use of drugs for health and performance purposes within the female athlete population. Victoria’s research has achieved international awards and accolades within the academic field. Beyond academia, Victoria is an internationally respected educator and consultant within the fitness, bodybuilding, and strength sector. Her unique multidisciplinary background has provided the perfect platform for pioneering work in athlete-centered coaching methods, integrated health-performance methods, and female athlete health. For the past 12 years, she has worked with a wide range of individuals and organizations, including top-level athletes and competitors, special populations, health professionals, and strength coaches, and has lectured at events worldwide.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why humans are horrible for research.
  • The major issues with birth control & contraceptives.
  • What causes menstrual dysfunction?
  • Why banned substances in sports is a joke.

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