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Montrose Lecture Series to Feature Dr. Gayle Frazzetta

Understanding Your Body: Women’s Hormones and Reproductive Health

The Montrose Campus Lecture Series welcomes guest speaker Dr. Gayle Frazzetta in the first of three presentations on April 27. Frazzetta will engage in that “longitudinal discussion” many women are missing, sometimes to the detriment of their well-being. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), postpartum depression, hormone imbalances, peri-menopause — women’s bodies undergo changes that affect their emotional, physical and mental health. Frazzetta, whose knowledge encompasses hormone therapy, nutrition, athletics, bone density, and osteoporosis, is a practicing physician and lecturer prepared to fill in the gaps.

“If we’re lucky, we get ‘the talk’,” explains Gayle Frazzetta, MD, referring to women’s education about their changing bodies during puberty, “and that’s it. We think of our changing bodies as an adolescent concept, but our bodies are always changing. We should continue to have that conversation.”

Join Frazzetta and the CMU community in a public presentation on Thursday, April 27 from 6:30–8pm. The lecture will take place on the CMU Montrose Campus in Cascade Hall.

Frazzetta is board certified in Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. She has specialty training in hormone optimization and osteoporosis management. Having graduated with Honors in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University, she has interests in disease prevention and wellness in relation to nutrition. She was the team physician for the Colorado Explosion, the women’s professional basketball team based in Denver. She is an Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and continues to train medical students and Advanced Practice Professionals. Frazzetta advocates for hormone therapy as an integral part of addressing men’s and women’s health needs. In 2019, she was awarded Humanitarian of the Year for the State of Colorado for her work within the local community on sexuality and relationship education and concussion management of student-athletes. She is also a Certified Clinical Densitometrist by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.

Rhonda Claridge
Instructor of English
Colorado Mesa University, Montrose Campus
[email protected] • 970.249.7009


Written by Kelsey Coleman