Dr. Sklar discusses what happens to a woman's sexual function after pregnancy.
Postpartum women have a number of sexual problems and they are due to potentially pain issues from a vaginal birth with possibly episiotomy to changes in body image, to hormonal changes that go on if they are nursing, and so that sexual functioning postpartum is frequently very diminished from what it had been pre-pregnancy.
Later in the first postpartum year at by 12 months, issues of differences in child rearing and differences in men and women’s desires within a heterosexual couple as well as the woman’s body image still remain significant problems.
About Dr. Sklar, M.D.:
Dr. Susan E. Sklar, M.D., is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist with extensive training and experience in sexual medicine, menopause, osteoporosis, and other female health issues. Since stopping the practice of obstetrics in 1989, Dr. Sklar has become especially interested in the health issues of mid-life and menopausal women. This includes the controversies about hormone use and questions about the changes that occur during this transition, including the sexual issues. In 2005 she launched her newest project, the Sklar Center for Women's Wellness, a center for the evaluation and treatment of female sexual dysfunction and complex menopause problems.
Dr. Sklar completed her undergraduate work in Chicago and received a medical degree from Boston University. This was followed by specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, a Harvard University teaching affiliate.