Birth Control, Blood Clots, and Babies in Space
Dr. Varsha Jain
Dr Varsha Jain completed an Intercalated BSc focusing on extreme environments medicine in 2006 from University College London. She graduated medical school from Imperial College London in 2008 and obtained an MSc in Space Physiology and Health from King’s College London in 2012. She has since been awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (2012- 2016) and is currently a Wellbeing of Women Clinical Research Training Fellow. Varsha is currently researching the endometrial phenotype in women with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding at the University of Edinburgh. Alongside her academic pursuits, she is a clinical doctor training in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Over the past 13 years, Varsha has paved a research path for herself in women’s health in space. This has involved various placements at NASA Johnson Space Center where she has worked alongside leading scientists and researchers in the field of space medicine to establish an academic approach to women’s health in this niche field.