Women’s Reproductive Health: Optimizing Your Fertility | The Ismaili Canada

Women’s Reproductive Health: Optimizing Your Fertility

September 12, 2021 | Canada

Infertility has been on the rise, currently affecting 1 in 6 couples in Canada. Understanding the elements of reproductive health and natural fertility can empower couples to make changes and choices within their control. For example, understanding the timing of the fertile window and making healthy lifestyle choices can improve the odds of getting pregnant. For those couples who are unable to conceive after a period of trying, there are a number of medical and surgical interventions available. Learning about ways to optimize fertility and when to seek medical intervention will enable  couples to play an active role in their fertility journey, by making informed decisions and advocating for themselves if they have concerns.

We invite everyone to join our moderator Zakhiyya Bhaidani, and panelists Dr. Rahim Janmohamed and Dr. Alysha Nensi in an interactive conversation about optimizing your reproductive health and accessing care for women or couples dealing with infertility.


Dr. Rahim Janmohamed was born and raised in Edmonton. He completed medical school at the University of Toronto in 2009, and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta in 2014. He now practises as a general OBGYN at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton, and holds an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor with the University of Alberta.

Dr. Alysha Nensi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and practises as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She received her undergraduate medical degree at Western University and then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University. She pursued a two-year fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at St. Michael's Hospital while concurrently completing her Master’s of Science in Healthcare Quality at Queen's University. Alysha is currently the Lead for Obstetrics and Gynecology for Aga Khan Health Services Afghanistan and also serves as a member of the Aga Khan Health Board’s Medical Advisory Service (MAS).

Moderator Zakhiyya Bhaidani is a social worker specializing in mental health. After graduating with a Master’s degree in 2014, she began her career in forensics and later went on to find her passion in applying her learnings in primary care with a focus on behavioural change.

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