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angle-left Patricia Monnier, MD, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, MUHC



endocrine disruptors • infertility • assisted reproduction • obstetrics

Research Focus

My research focuses on the impact of the environment on reproductive health including assisted reproduction. Among several chemical contaminants, some of them have been identified as endocrine disrupters. Exposure to one or more of these chemicals right from pregnancy may have an impact on adult reproductive health.

Selected Publications

  • Chaillet N, Dumont A, Abrahamowicz M, Pasquier JC, Audibert F, Monnier P, Abenhaim HA, Dubé E, Dugas M, Burne R, Fraser WD; QUARISMA Trial Research Group. A cluster-randomized trial to reduce cesarean delivery rates in Quebec. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 30;372(18):1710-21. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1407120. PMID: 25923551.

  • Chaabane S, Sheehy O, Monnier P, Bissonnette F, Trasler JM, Fraser W, Bérard A. Association between ovarian stimulators with or without intrauterine insemination, and assisted reproductive technologies on multiple births. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Oct;213(4):511.e1-511.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.06.028. Epub 2015 Jun 14. PMID: 26079626.

  • Ashley-Martin J, Dodds L, Arbuckle TE, Ettinger AS, Shapiro GD, Fisher M, Taback S, Bouchard MF, Monnier P, Dallaire R, Fraser WD. Maternal blood metal levels and fetal markers of metabolic function. PMID: 25460617.

  • Kadhel P, Monnier P, Boucoiran I, Chaillet N, Fraser WD. Organochlorine pollutants and female fertility: a systematic review focusing on in vitro fertilization studies. Reprod Sci. 2012 Dec;19(12):1246-59. doi: 10.1177/1933719112446077. Epub 2012 May 16. Review. PMID: 22593147.

  • Laprise C, Trottier H, Monnier P, Coutlée F, Mayrand MH. Prevalence of human papillomaviruses in semen: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Hum Reprod. 2014 Apr;29(4):640-51. doi: 10.1093/humrep/det453. Epub 2013 Dec 22. Review. PMID: 24365799.