Attend ScienceUpFirst’s myth-busting event on sex, lies and hormones for free online

The event will feature a panel of health experts including Jen Gunter, Lori Brotto and Melissa Lem.


Credit: ScienceUpFirst. Event panelists (from left) Melissa Lem, Lori Brotto, Jen Gunter and Esther Odekunle

The event will feature a panel of health experts including Jen Gunter, Lori Brotto and Melissa Lem

“Climate change affects men and women equally.”  

That’s the kind of myth that Melissa Lem, clinical assistant professor at UBC and president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, says she’s looking forward to busting at ScienceUpFirst’s Sex, Lies and Hormones: The Truth About Women’s Health event on International Women’s Day. 

During a global pandemic like COVID-19, the World Health Organization warned us against another outbreak—an infodemic. With it came a flood of fake news and misinformation, especially in the context of health and wellbeing, pushing national initiatives like ScienceUpFirst on a mission to disprove such theories with its network of scientists, researchers and community partners.

On March 8, ScienceUpFirst is hosting an in-person event at Science World to tackle a bunch of “hot button issues” surrounding women’s health, including hormones, sex and health inequities. 

“Hormones are the new frontier when it comes to medical misinformation on social media,” said Jen Gunter, Canadian gynecologist and New York Times bestselling author, in a release. “By partnering with ScienceUpFirst on this event, I will be sounding the alarm and providing practical advice for separating facts from fiction. Much of what we are seeing is recycled mythology, but times have changed and this misinformation is especially dangerous right now.” 

Tickets for the live event are sold out, but you can register to attend for free virtually and submit questions for the panel of health experts while securing your ticket. Details below. 

When: March 8, 2023 

Time: 6-8 p.m. 

Register to attend for free virtually: