Sophia Yen, M.D., M.P.H. is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pandia Health. She has a passion for making women’s lives easier, preventing unplanned pregnancies, and educating women about #PeriodsOptional.


Dr. Yen is Board Certified in Adolescent Medicine with 20+ years of experience in medicine. She graduated from MIT, UCSF Medical School, and UC Berkeley with a MPH in Maternal Child Health. She serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford Medical School in the department of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine.

Beyond her medical work: Dr. Yen co-founded 3 non-profit organizations/projects in her endeavors to improve the lives of women: The Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women, SheHeroes.org, and FFFL.co (Female Founded, Female Led) a B2C campaign to get consumers to choose Female Founded, and Female Led.

Dr. Yen co-founded Pandia Health because she believes no one should suffer from “pill anxiety” – the fear of running out of birth control and the stress of obtaining birth control each month. Her latest health campaign is to educate the public about #PeriodsOptional and women’s reproductive rights.

Dr. Yen enjoys educating the public and other physicians about birth control, #PeriodsOptional, acne, weight management, and other adolescent health issues. She has spoken at SXSW, TEDxBerkeley, Facebook, TEDx Silicon Valley Women, UC Merced, UC Davis, UC Riverside, Stanford University, local high schools, Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, given grand rounds and noon lectures at various academic institutions from Stanford Pediatrics and Internal Medicine to UCLA Internal Medicine.

She has been featured in many publications for her work in reproductive health and as CEO of Pandia Health.

TEDx Talk

You don’t have to bleed every month if you choose hormonal treatment. #PeriodsOptional