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Melissa F. Natavio, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director of Family Planning
Obstetrics & Gynecology
IRD 520 2020 Zonal Ave Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 409 3416


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.


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

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

Temporal changes in cervical mucus after insertion of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system. Contraception. 2013 Apr; 87(4):426-31. View in: PubMed

Feasibility of LNG-IUS in a baboon model. Contraception. 2013 Mar; 87(3):380-4. View in: PubMed

Effects of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system on cervical mucus quality and sperm penetrability. Contraception. 2010 Dec; 82(6):491-6. View in: PubMed

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

Loss of cardiac contractile response to tetrahydropapaveroline with advanced age and hypertension. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2001; 47 Online Pub:OL15-22. View in: PubMed

Basal and ethanol-induced cardiac contractile response in lean and obese Zucker rat hearts. J Biomed Sci. 2000 Sep-Oct; 7(5):390-400. View in: PubMed

Influence of age on inotropic response to insulin and insulin-like growth factor I in spontaneously hypertensive rats: role of nitric oxide. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1999 May; 221(1):46-52. View in: PubMed

Dietary magnesium supplementation attenuates ethanol-induced myocardial dysfunction. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1998 Dec; 22(9):2062-72. View in: PubMed

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