Journal Club Webinar

What You Need to Know About Menopause/Perimenopause

with Dr. Jenna Benyounes, DNP, CNM, WHNP
Tune in from 7:30pm-8:30pm Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, October 22, 2020

If women are lucky enough, they will usually spend 30-50% of their life in a perimenopausal/ menopausal state. So why don’t we spend 30-50% of our time learning or talking or learning about it?! Join us for a webinar with Dr. Jenna Benyounes to discuss what is happening to patients in the perimenopausal/menopausal time of life, common concerns that arise for single and partnered people, as well as treatment options. Many women would benefit greatly from physical therapy during and after this transition so we will discuss how to be more comfortable with and incorporate perimenopausal/menopausal patients into your care. Everyone deserves a provider who understands perimenopause/menopause and physical therapists are part of that team!

Lauren Trosch, PT, DPT, CLT
Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist


Dr. Jenna Benyounes, DNP, CNM, WHNP

Dr. Jenna Benyounes is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) who graduated with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and a Master’s of Science from Georgetown University. She also completed a post-graduate certification to become a Sexuality Counselor. Her clinical experiences have been diverse including working in community hospitals and clinical offices, academic high risk hospitals and even a birth center.

She is the owner of Transcend Healthcare, a women’s health practice in Alexandria Virginia that provides boutique style women’s health care as well as specialty care including sexual health and menopause. She also is the owner of Sexual Health and Wellness, a practice that provides sexuality counseling to individuals and couples. Recently, she began which serves as an inspirational and educational platform for clinicians and patients alike. She holds a faculty appointment at Georgetown University where she is a professor in their Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner programs. She also trains primary care providers in the Veteran Affairs to provide women’s health in rural areas.

She has served as the DC Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives Treasurer and on the National Annual Conference Planning Committee, and on the Board of the Nursing Students for Sexual and Reproductive Health (NSSRH). Currently, she is a co-founder of the organization DNPs of Color. She serves on the board of CARE About Fibroids as their women’s health advisor.


The Journal Club is a member-led group sponsored by the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy and the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy (JWHPT). It is open to PTs, PTAs, SPTs and other medical health professionals who are interested in discussing the latest evidence and research to advance practice.

The free webinars usually take place monthly and last about one hour. The format is typically a moderated discussion with a question and answer segment to allow for real-time engagement and clinical discussion. Registration is required and recordings are sent to registrants who cannot attend live. Archives of past events can be found here.

Disclaimer: The JWHPT promotes scholarly discussion and clinical dissemination of best available evidence; Journal Club presenter’s are responsible for the accuracy of the content. Ideas and opinions expressed may not be those of the Academy of Pelvic Health and JWHPT.