Mandy Moore Talks About Her Life. Her Adventures.
You’re a woman with goals and aspirations, and looking at what’s ahead for you in life. And you’re not alone. There is a new campaign that hopes to inspire women to make a plan and learn their options so they can feel prepared for life’s adventures. Mandy Moore and Dr. Pari Ghodsi joined EverydayFamily’s Shiloh Johnson to tell us about this new campaign: Her Life. Her Adventures. See the full interview here:
Mandy Moore told us that it is an educational and awareness campaign, designed to show women what their options are, especially in the way of birth control and family planning. If women know what options are available to them, they can set priorities in their lives. This helps prepare for whatever adventures await them in life.
So, where can we start?
Dr. Ghodsi explained that this campaign is encouraging women to talk to their doctors. You can start by learning more about the campaign: Her Life. Her Adventures. The website has tips to help you get started. But Dr. Ghodsi also recommends, “Make an appointment with your doctor! Find a doctor you feel comfortable with, make that appointment, and start asking those questions.”
This is important because what might have worked for you in your teens may be different in your 20s and 30s and so on. At each stage in our lives, our plans and goals will be different. This campaign is about where a woman is throughout her life and finding the birth control best suited to her at that point in time. Her Life. Her Adventures. wants to help women focus on their goals and reach their goals. Starting or growing your family should be on your terms. So, have a plan in place and talk to your doctor about available options that may be right for you.
Moore agreed. “It’s important to have a plan in place. That’s part of the message of this campaign. Yes, I myself am focusing on my career, so birth control is part of my plan right now. But that may not always be the case! I definitely want to become a mother at some point in the future. I’m finding out what is working best for me. It’s a very personal decision, one you should make in consultation with your doctor.”
Dr. Ghodsi stated, “Sometimes things happen. A lot of people don’t realize that about half of the pregnancies in the US are completely unplanned, and that spans across all age groups. A lot of times women just don’t know their options.”
Moore added, “Knowledge is power. It’s empowering to know what your options are.” Her Life. Her Adventures. brings these conversations to the forefront in an effort to keep birth control and family planning from remaining taboo topics.
As you continue on your journey, talk to your doctor about how family planning fits in and consider birth control options to help prevent an unplanned pregnancy. Log on to Her Life. Her Adventures. to learn more about the campaign and share your stories! Follow them on social media to follow all the adventures! @herlifeheradventures
Grammy and Golden Globes nominated actress, singer, and songwriter, Mandy Moore continues to enjoy versatility in a career marked by memorable performances in diversified roles across television, independent features, and studio films.
Moore recently wrapped the first season of critically acclaimed NBC show “This Is Us.” The series follows a group of people born on the same day, including Rebecca (Moore) and Jack, a married couple expecting triplets in Pittsburgh. This role earned Moore a Golden Globe Award nomination. Additionally, Moore voices the lead character ‘Rapunzel’ in Disney’s animated series, “Tangled,” and has starred in “The Princess Diaries,” “License to Wed,” and “A Walk to Remember.” Moore first came to national attention as a recording artist in 1999 with the release of her debut album, So Real, which reached platinum status in just three months and has released five additional studio albums since. Moore currently resides in Los Angeles.
Dr. Pari Ghodsi
Dr. Pari Ghodsi, MD, is a board certified and active Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG). She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in 2002. She then attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and graduated in 2006. Dr. Pari completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2010.
Following her residency, she practiced in Plano, Texas where she received several awards within her community, including being named a Top Doctor of Collin County by D Magazine. She currently practices in Los Angeles, California serving the patients of The San Fernando Valley at Northridge Hospital.
Dr. Ghodsi is an active writer and speaker, focusing on women’s health. She is a contributing writer for Elite Daily and has been featured in many publications such as Glamour, Redbook, Women’s Health Magazine, Yahoo Health, Today, Parents Magazine, Huffington Post, and Self Magazine. Dr. Ghodsi has also appeared on Fox News, the CW, and ABC Newsaffiliates, as well as in various online and radio outlets.
Dr. Ghodsi currently resides in Los Angeles.