Expert: This Valentine’s Day, Nurses Can Remind Patients ‘Sexual Health Is Just Health’

Contemporary Clinic Staff

Rachel Rubin, MD, an assistant clinical professor in urology at Georgetown and a urologic surgeon, discusses ways of providing guidance to patients who may have hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

Contemporary Clinic interviewed Rachel Rubin, MD, an assistant clinical professor in urology at Georgetown, a urologic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of sexual dysfunction in both men and women, and one of only a handful of physicians trained in both female and male sexual medicine, on hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and the current treatments available for this medical condition.

Alana Hippensteele: This Valentine's Day, do you have any guidance or thoughts for women or men who may have HSDD?

Rachel Rubin: My only advice is that sexual health is just health. If you are bothered by your libido, if you are bothered by your weak erections, if you are bothered by your inability to have a clitoral orgasm, see a doctor who knows about sexual health problems because not every doctor is trained in these really important issues.

Those of us who are [trained] care about them so much and want to find ways to improve quality of life because your quality of life and your sexual health really, really matters.

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