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Melissa F. Natavio, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director of Family Planning
Obstetrics & Gynecology
IRD 509 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 3416

Overview

Dr. Natavio joined the USC faculty in 2010 after completing a fellowship in family planning from the University of Southern California, which allowed her to receive advance clinical and research training in the area of family planning. During her fellowship, she also completed a Master of Public Health degree in Healthcare Management & Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Natavio holds an appointment of assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the USC Keck School of Medicine, where she teaches and mentors trainees in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, and family planning. It is her goal to provide the highest quality of comprehensive reproductive health care services to all women.

Publications

Atrio J, Stek A, Vora H, Sanchez-Keeland L, Zannat F, Natavio M. The effect of protease inhibitors on the cervical mucus of HIV-positive women taking norethindrone contraception. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2015 Apr; 20(2):149-53. View in: PubMed

Natavio MF, Taylor D, Lewis RA, Blumenthal P, Felix JC, Melamed A, Gentzschein E, Stanczyk FZ, Mishell DR. Temporal changes in cervical mucus after insertion of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system. Contraception. 2013 Apr; 87(4):426-31. View in: PubMed

Natavio MF. The provision of comprehensive reproductive health services in Los Angeles: a physician's perspective. Am J Public Health. 2013 Apr; 103(4):596-8. View in: PubMed

Bell JD, Bergin IL, Natavio MF, Jibrel F, Zochowski MK, Weadock WJ, Swanson SD, Aronoff DM, Patton DL. Feasibility of LNG-IUS in a baboon model. Contraception. 2013 Mar; 87(3):380-4. View in: PubMed

Lewis RA, Taylor D, Natavio MF, Melamed A, Felix J, Mishell D. Effects of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system on cervical mucus quality and sperm penetrability. Contraception. 2010 Dec; 82(6):491-6. View in: PubMed

Ren J, Wold LE, Natavio M, Ren BH, Hannigan JH, Brown RA. Influence of prenatal alcohol exposure on myocardial contractile function in adult rat hearts: role of intracellular calcium and apoptosis. Alcohol Alcohol. 2002 Jan-Feb; 37(1):30-7. View in: PubMed

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