Dr. Goldstein introduces himself and describes childhood LS (lichen sclerosus).
Hi, my name is Dr. Andrew Goldstein. I am the Director of the Center for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington DC and New York City. I am also on faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Gynecologic Specialties.
Childhood LS is lichen sclerosus that begins in childhood. Approximately 50 percent of all lichen sclerosus begins in childhood. Lichen sclerosus is a skin disorder that can cause scarring, itching, tearing of the, of the vulva, which is the external genitalia in girls and in women.
About Dr. Goldstein, M.D.:
Dr. Andrew T. Goldstein, M.D., graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He pursued his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Beth Israel Medical Center. After completing his residency, Dr. Goldstein moved to Annapolis, Maryland and started the Sexual Wellness Center which is devoted to the treatment of female sexual dysfunction. In 1999, he joined the faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and became the Director of The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington, D.C. and New York City in 2002.