Kristine E Shields
Most Recent Book Title
The Vulva Owner's Manual on Birth Control: Finding Your Best Option for Contraception
Book Description
The Vulva Owner's Manual on Birth Control follows the women in the Miller family through their efforts to find the contraceptive method that is right for each of them at their different stages of womanhood. It is a highly readable, easily understandable, and concise review of the birth control methods available to today's women and girls, sparsely illustrated with clever icons. The book includes a worksheet that helps the reader clarify their priorities to help them find the method that is most likely to fit their lifestyle and most effective in preventing an unplanned pregnancy. In addition to discussing each method of birth control, the book includes a section on emergency contraception in case of method failure. The author is a women's health nurse practitioner with a doctorate in public health who has helped many women and girls choose their best contraception option.
Additional Book Titles
Pregnancy and the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Movement Towards Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy for Pregnant Women
Location (city/state/country)
Bucks County, PA
Author bio
Kristine Shields is the author of Pregnancy and the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Movement toward Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy for Pregnant Women (Elsevier, 2019). She is an OB/GYN nurse practitioner with a doctorate in public health - these fields reflect her passion and inform her writing. As a clinician, she provided comprehensive inpatient and ambulatory care in obstetrics and gynecology. As an epidemiologist she was responsible for one of the earliest Pregnancy Registry programs within the pharmaceutical industry. As a researcher and writer, she has published papers in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Birth Defects Research and other medical journals. Dr. Shields is most widely known for her research into medication safety during pregnancy. She has participated in volunteer activities in India and Nicaragua and has blogged about women's health issues for BabyMed, Pregistry, and Ms. Magazine. She lives mostly in the beautiful Bucks County woods of Pennsylvania but sometimes can't resist the low country of South Carolina. Learn more about her at
Professional Speaker Topics
Pharma topic examples: Pharmacovigilance is Public Health; Women and Drug Safety, Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Studies
Engaging and instructing varied audiences using off-beat tactics that deliver
Academic topic examples: Dissertations: Tools for Career Success, Calamity: History of pharma and public health, The Silent Epidemic on its Way to You: STDs
Workshop topic examples: Ethics of research with pregnant women; Write what you know: Researching and writing non-fiction, Careers for nurses: Nursing outside the box
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

To whom much is given, much is expected -- Luke

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