New Understandings of the Endocannabinoid System and Women’s Health

Presenter: Felice Gersh, MD

The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has fostered a new conceptualization of the female body and its complex functions. This webinar explores the newest cutting-edged knowledge of this lipid signaling system and its relationship to female hormones, reproductive functions and dysfunctions, mood and cognition, and immune, gut, and metabolic health. Recognizing the potential for both benefit and harm with the burgeoning use of cannabis is also reviewed.

Specific topics include:

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of the endocannabinoid system 
  • The myriad roles played by the endocannabinoids in the female body 
  • How the endocannabinoid system impacts all reproductive, emotional, cognitive, and immune functions of women 
  • The dangers and potential benefits of cannabis use by women 
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