The annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, otherwise known as ISSWSH, is a medical conference where sexual medicine and menopause experts gather to present research and educate other health care professionals. At this year’s meeting, I decided to grab some of those world-renowned EXPERTS on the fly and ask them the following 4 questions:
“Of all of the RIDICULOUS PRODUCTS that are being sold to treat sexual function, menopause symptoms or bladder control, what is at the top of your list as something that just needs to go away?”
“What is the most common MYTH you hear again and again when it comes to HORMONE THERAPY
“If given the opportunity to educate a room full of men about SEXUALLY PLEASING a female partner, what is the one thing, as a sexual medicine expert, you would tell them?”
“You are often asked to give a lecture to a room full of primary care clinicians, who generally know next to nothing about sexual medicine and menopause. If you only had time to address ONE TOPIC, what would that be?”
Dr. Andrew Goldstein -Ob-Gyn, Clinical Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Director of the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders, Past President of ISSWSH https://www.vulvodynia.com/about
Dr. Leah Milheiser Ob-Gyn, Clinical Professor Stanford University, Chief Medical Officer Evernow @DrLeahM
Dr. Irwin Goldstein Urologist, Founder, and past president of ISSWSH. Director of San Diego Sexual Medicine
Dr. Lori Burkholtz Family Medicine and Fellow Trained Women’s Health Specialist, Associate Medical Director for Ms.Medicine, a national health care organization dedicated to advancing women’s health
Dr. Alyssa Dweck Ob-Gyn, New York, with an expertise in sexual medicine and menopause. Co-author of three books, including The Complete A to Z for Your V
Dr. Miriam Greene Ob-Gyn, New York University, host of the Doctor Radio Sexual Health and Well Being Show on Sirius XM Radio
Dr. Brooke Faught women’s-health nurse practitioner in Tennessee, specialty training in female sexual and pelvic floor medicine, and urology.
Dr. Diane Bitner Ob-Gyn, Grand Rapids, Michigan, North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2015 Menopause Practitioner of the Year. Author of I Want to Age Like That – Healthy Aging Through Midlife and Menopause”.
Dr. James Simon Reproductive Endocrinologist, Past president of ISSWSH, Past President of North American Menopause Society. Washington, DC
Dr. Corinne Menn OB-GYN specializing in menopause, cancer survivorship, Medical Advisor for Alloy
Dr. Melissa Dahir Family Medicine, Omaha, NE specializes in women’s sexual health and vulvar pain disorders
Dr. Sameena Rahman-Ob-Gyn and specializes in sexual pain and sexual dysfunction. Instagram @ Gynegirl
Jennifer Romanello- Medical Student, Founder of The Medical Student Forum on Female Sexual Medicine
Dr. Becky Lynn an Ob-Gyn, the founder of Evora Women’s Health, and a North American Menopause Society certified physician.
Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg-Psychologist, Chief of behavioral medicine at MacDonald Women's Hospital/University Hospitals ,Cleveland Medical Center
Barb Dehn Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Vice President of Women’s Health at Peppy Health, Author
Dr. Tammi Rowen Ob-Gyn, sexual health and gynecological care for women with disabilities, women with cancer, and transgender individuals. Medical Director- Sexual Medicine Program at the University of Southern California
Dr. Rachel Rubin Urologist ,sexual medicine specialist , associate editor for the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews and Washington DC’s “premier clitorologist”
Dr. Terry Gibbs Ob Gyn, Ohio, specializing in Sexual Medicine and Menopause
Episode 3: What's Up Down There? Genital Dryness & Misbehaving Bladders
Episode 4: Is Your Lubricant Helping or Hurting Your Vagina?
Episode 5: Vaginal Estrogen- Rings, Creams, and Other Things
Episode 11: Vaginal Estrogen is Not Poison
Episode 31 The TRUTH About Hormone Therapy: Does it CAUSE or Does it PREVENT Breast Cancer?
Episode 33 A Walk Down the Feminine Hygiene Aisle
Episode 46 Finding a Menopause Clinician Who Will Listen
Episode 63 DHEA-An Estrogen Alternative for Vaginal Dryness
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Episode 8: When Painful Sex Leads to Problem Relationships with Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg
Episode 14: Need to Know Info About the Penis in Your Bed with Dr. Rachel Rubin
Episode 45 Religion, Culture and Sex with Dr. Sameena Rahman
Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society.
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Books by Lauren Streicher, MD
Slip Sliding Away: Turning Back the Clock on Your Vagina-A gynecologist’s guide to eliminating post-menopause dryness and pain
Hot Flash Hell: A Gynecologist's Guide to Turning Down the Heat
Sex Rx- Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever
The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy