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Summer Lovin’: Rise in Sexuality & Feeling Left Out

From the Show: HER
Summary: Summer time is great for sex. But, what if you just don't feel like doing it?
Air Date: 6/9/16
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Leah Millheiser, MD
Dr. Leah MillheiserDr. Leah S. Millheiser is the Chief Scientific Officer of Nuelle, Inc. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of the Female Sexual Medicine Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Millheiser is an OB/GYN who has devoted her career to researching and treating all aspects of female sexual health. She has a particular interest in the sexual wellness of cancer survivors. In her gynecology practice, she takes care of women across the lifespan, from adolescence to menopause and beyond.  

She has served as the principal investigator for many clinical trials in the area of women’s sexual health and has authored numerous publications on female sexual dysfunction for peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. At Stanford, she has been a mentor for medical students, residents, and PhD students interested in women’s sexual health.

She has served as the Education Chair for the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) and was a past member of the ISSWSH Board of Directors. She is also a member of the International Consultation on Sexual Medicine. Dr. Millheiser is frequently invited to lecture, both nationally and internationally and serves as a women’s health expert for television, online, and print media.

Dr. Millheiser holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.D. from Northwestern University. After completing her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University, she became the recipient of the prestigious Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholarship (K12 award) from the NIH. This provided her with the opportunity to do novel research on the specific patterns of brain activation and sexual response among women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. Her groundbreaking findings were published in the journal, Neuroscience.
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Summer Lovin’: Rise in Sexuality & Feeling Left Out
The weather is warmer and the outfits are skimpier. Smooth skin and summer bodies can spark the sexy times. It's not unusual to be a little more frisky this time of year.

What if you don't feel ready for love?

One in 15 women has a low sex drive. Some ladies have a lack of interest that can be sparked by a little romance, some lingerie or a night out. Other women experience a chronic lack of interest that causes them distress.

You must take charge of your health care and discuss your libido with your doctor if you feel it is low. Chronic low libido can be helped by counseling in some cases. There is also medication for hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

Listen in as Dr. Leah Millheiser talks about sexy summertime and what to do if you feel left out.
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