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Episodes

  • Sexual Pain Disorders: Etiology and Therapy

    Jun 9, 2014 | 13 min
    Hosted by: Maureen Whelihan Guest: Sheryl Kingsberg Pain is one of the most significant barriers to pleasurable sex— and very common, affecting 15 to 25 percent of women at some point during their lifetime. Dyspareunia and vaginismus are two of the most common pain disorders. What are the signs and symptoms, and what are the questions you can ask your patients in order to assess whether they're having pain and what type? Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg, chief of the division of behavioral medicine in the department of OB/GYN at Case Medical Center University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, joins host Dr. Maureen Whelihan to talk about treating dyspareunia and vaginismus through medication, behavioral the...
  • How to Make the Issue of Low Sexual Desire in Women a High Priority for Doctors

    May 19, 2014 | 3 min
    Hosted by: Maureen Whelihan Guest: Michael Krychman More than 43 percent of women across the country, of all ages and races, have some type of sexual complaint or problem; but more often than not, they don't talk to their doctor about it. How can doctors bring up this issue without making their patients feel uncomfortable? Dr. Michael Krychman, executive director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, joins host Dr. Maureen Whelihan to discuss how to overcome the barriers when talking about sex with patients, as well as what causes low desire in women and how to treat it.
  • Managing Sexual Complaints in Breast Cancer Patients

    Apr 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Hosted by: Maureen Whelihan Guest: Michael Krychman When a woman is first diagnosed with breast cancer, a doctor's first concern is a treatment plan. But what happens after chemotherapy, radiation and surgery? Women must once again learn to reconnect with their bodies. Dr. Michael Krytchman, executive director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, joins host Dr. Maureen Whelihan to discuss the treatment of low sexual desire in breast cancer survivors.
  • How to Talk to Your Patients About Erectile Dysfunction

    Dec 19, 2011 | 3 min
    Hosted by: Maureen Whelihan Guest: Stanley Althof Most men who deal with erectile dysfunction (ED) suffer in silence because they don't know how to approach the subject with their doctor. How can you make it easier for your patients to talk about this sometimes embarrassing issue? Dr. Stanley Althof, professor emeritus at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, joins host Dr. Maureen Whelihan as they look at the biological and psychological causes of ED as well as the impact it can have on the health of couples.