Dr. Sklar discusses what women should ask their doctors about healthy sexual function.
Many physicians, and there was one study that showed 90 percent of physicians don’t feel comfortable making a diagnosis of low sexual desire disorder. So patients themselves, women themselves need to be their own advocates and if they are having a sexual problem, speak to their doctor about it.
And I have to tell you quite honestly, a lot of doctors don’t know what to do about it but hopefully more and more through networking, through websites like this one, women will start to get connected with people who can provide them answers to their sexual questions.
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.