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    Melissa F. Natavio, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentObstetrics & Gynecology
    AddressIRD 520 2020 Zonal Ave
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 409 3416
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      TitleDirector of Family Planning


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      Dr. Natavio joined the USC faculty in 2010 after completing a fellowship in family planning from the University of Southern California, which allowed her to receive advance clinical and research training in the area of family planning. During her fellowship, she also completed a Master of Public Health degree in Healthcare Management & Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Natavio holds an appointment of assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the USC Keck School of Medicine, where she teaches and mentors trainees in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, and family planning. It is her goal to provide the highest quality of comprehensive reproductive health care services to all women.


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      1. Atrio J, Stek A, Vora H, Sanchez-Keeland L, Zannat F, Natavio M. The effect of protease inhibitors on the cervical mucus of HIV-positive women taking norethindrone contraception. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2015 Apr; 20(2):149-53. PMID: 25285572; PMCID: PMC4655593.
      2. Natavio M. The provision of comprehensive reproductive health services in Los Angeles: a physician's perspective. Am J Public Health. 2013 Apr; 103(4):596-8. PMID: 23409895; PMCID: PMC3673271.
      3. Natavio M, Taylor D, Lewis RA, Blumenthal P, Felix JC, Melamed A, Gentzschein E, Stanczyk FZ, Mishell DR. Temporal changes in cervical mucus after insertion of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system. Contraception. 2013 Apr; 87(4):426-31. PMID: 23121828.
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      4. Bell JD, Bergin IL, Natavio M, Jibrel F, Zochowski MK, Weadock WJ, Swanson SD, Aronoff DM, Patton DL. Feasibility of LNG-IUS in a baboon model. Contraception. 2013 Mar; 87(3):380-4. PMID: 23114737; PMCID: PMC3565102.
      5. Lewis RA, Taylor D, Natavio M, Melamed A, Felix J, Mishell D. Effects of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system on cervical mucus quality and sperm penetrability. Contraception. 2010 Dec; 82(6):491-6. PMID: 21074010.
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      6. Ren J, Wold LE, Natavio M, Ren BH, Hannigan JH, Brown RA. Influence of prenatal alcohol exposure on myocardial contractile function in adult rat hearts: role of intracellular calcium and apoptosis. Alcohol Alcohol. 2002 Jan-Feb; 37(1):30-7. PMID: 11825854.
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      7. Ren J, Natavio M, Jefferson L, Pavlik ML, Brown RA. Loss of cardiac contractile response to tetrahydropapaveroline with advanced age and hypertension. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2001; 47 Online Pub:OL15-22. PMID: 11936862.
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      8. Ren J, Walsh MF, Jefferson L, Natavio M, Ilg KJ, Sowers JR, Brown RA. Basal and ethanol-induced cardiac contractile response in lean and obese Zucker rat hearts. J Biomed Sci. 2000 Sep-Oct; 7(5):390-400. PMID: 10971137.
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      9. Ren J, Sowers JR, Natavio M, Brown RA. Influence of age on inotropic response to insulin and insulin-like growth factor I in spontaneously hypertensive rats: role of nitric oxide. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1999 May; 221(1):46-52. PMID: 10320631.
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      10. Brown RA, Crawford M, Natavio M, Petrovski P, Ren J. Dietary magnesium supplementation attenuates ethanol-induced myocardial dysfunction. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1998 Dec; 22(9):2062-72. PMID: 9884152.
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