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Dr. Jennifer Berman, Expert Female Urologist, Female Sexuality

Jennifer R. Berman, MD, is a urologist and an internationally renowned expert and pioneer in the field of female urology and female sexual medicine. In 2001, Dr. Berman, who is among the few female urologists in the United States, co-founded the Female Sexual Medicine Center at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She serves as director of female urology and sexual medicine at the Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center in Beverly Hills, CA.

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In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Berman co-hosts, with her sister Laura Berman, PhD, the television series on Discovery Health Network, Berman and Berman. Considered a leading expert on women's sexual health, she has appeared on national television, in print, and on radio shows.

She appears regularly on Good Morning America and has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN's Larry King Live, 48 Hours, NBC Nightly News, 20/20, MSNBC, Lifetime Television, America's Health Network, New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Fortune and others.

She is also the co-author of the best-selling book For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life, and the newly released Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman: Ten Keys to Unlocking Ultimate Pleasure.

An author of numerous publications for peer-reviewed journals as well as several chapters on female sexual dysfunction, Dr. Berman has lectured worldwide. She has also made significant scientific contributions in the advancement of female sexual health. For two consecutive years, she was awarded the Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award and has repeatedly been recognized with awards and honors at local, national, and international scientific meetings.

Her research focus is on the physiologic evaluation of the female sexual response, developing medical therapies for female sexual function complaints, and bio-identical hormone treatments. Berman is a principal investigator and consultant to pharmaceutical companies, assisting the development of therapies for female sexual dysfunction.

She is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals and is a fellow of the American Urological Association and a member of American Medical Association, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, and the Society for the Study of Impotence Research.

In her personal life, Dr. Berman is dedicated to increasing community awareness about women's health issues. She has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors including Israel Cancer Research Fund's Women of Action Award, The National Association of Women Business Owners Rising Star of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Business Journal's Women Who Make a Difference Award.

Dr. Berman received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her post-graduate urology residency training at the University of Maryland and received specialized fellowship training in female urology and female pelvic floor reconstructive surgery at UCLA Medical Center.

1982 - 1986
Hollins College, Roanoke, VA
Degree: B.A., Spanish and Psychology, 1986.

1986 - 1988
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Degree: M.S., Human Anatomy and Physiology, 5/1988.

1988 - 1992
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Degree: M.D., 5/27/1992.

RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP TRAINING

1992 - 1994 General Surgery Training
Department of Surgery
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

1994 - 1998
Urology Residency Training
Division of Urology
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

1998 - 2000
American Foundation of Urologic Disease
Research Scholar
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

2000 - 2001
Female Urology / Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

HONORS AND AWARDS

1998 - 2000: American Foundation of Urologic Disease Research Scholar

1998 - Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award

1999 - Pfizer Scholar in Urology Award

1999 - Society for the Study of Impotence 1st Prize Essay Winner, “Clinical Evaluation of Female Sexual Function: Effects of Age and Estrogen Status on Physiologic and Subjective Sexual Responses”

1999 - Female Sexual Function Forum 1st Prize Essay Winner, “Effect of Sildenafil of Subjective and Physiologic Parameters of the Female Sexual Response”

1999 - Society of Uroradiology Meeting, 3rd Prize: “Doppler Evaluation of the Effects of Sildenafil Citrate on Perineal Blood Flow in Women”

2001 - Women’s Health Advocate of the Year, The California Governor’s Conference on Women

2002 - Rising Star of the Year, National Association of Women Business Owners

2002 -Women of Action Award, Israel Cancer Research Fund

2002 - Women Who Make A Difference Award, Los Angeles Business Journal

2003 - Outstanding Programming Award, Cable Positive/TV Guide

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1998 - 2000
Co-Director of Women’s Sexual Health Clinic, Boston University School of Medicine
Masters of Medical Science Thesis Advisor, Boston University School of Medicine
Faculty Advisor for first year medical students
Boston, MA

1998 - 2000
Instructor-Urology, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

2000 - 2001
Fellow and Clinical Instructor-Urology, Division of Pelvic Medicine, UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

2001 - Director, Female Sexual Medicine Center at UCLA
Assistant Professor-Urology, UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS

2002 - The University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

2003 - Emory University
Atlanta, GA

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2001-2004: Fellowship Director for Fellowship in Female Urology and Sexual Medicine
2003-2004: Third Year Student UCLA Longitudinal Preceptorship Mentor
2001-2004: Co-director Urology Teaching Module for Third Year Medical Students
2003-2004: Director of Resident Elective in Female Urology and Sexual Medicine

MEDICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
Sexual Medicine Society of North America
Society for the Study of Impotence
American Medical Association
American Urological Association

EDITORIAL AND SCIENTIFIC REVIEW BOARDS

Editorial Board Healthgate Inc.
Editorial Board Sexual Health Capsule and Comment
Scientific Advisory Board for Zestra Laboratories
Scientific Advisory Board for Cellegy Pharmaceuticals
Scientific Advisory Board for Auxillum
Reviewer for Urology
Reviewer for Journal of Urology
Reviewer for Fertility and Sterility

GRANTS RECEIVED

1. Co-principal investigator, (PI: Dr. Shallinder Bhasin) “Biological Effects of Androgens in Men and Women”, Department of Health and Human Services U54 HD041748-01A1. \r\n2. Co-principal investigator, (PI: Dr. Ted Friedman) “Physiologic Testosterone Replacement in Women with Hypopituitarism,” 3/1/03-2/29/08, $1,768,750, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 1U54 HD41748-01.\r\n3. Consultant, (PI: Dr. Emeran Meyer) “Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women’s Health”, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) P50 DK 64539, $3,750,000.

GRANTS PENDING

  1. Principal Investigator, “The Role of Oxidative Stress on Fibrosis and Blood Flow to the Urogenital Organs in a Rat Model of Aging and Menopause”, Viagra/Pfizer, $50,000.
  2. Co-principal investigator, “Effects of Transdermal Testosterone Replacement on Pelvic Floor Muscle Mass and Symptoms of Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Pilot Study in Postmenopausal Women Receiving Estrogen Replacement Therapy”, The Stein Oppenheimer Endowment Fund Awards, $20,000.
  3. Co-principal investigator, “Role of Oxidative Stress on Bladder and Vaginal Tissue Fibrosis and Blood Flow Using a Rat Model of Aging and Menopause”, Giannini Family Research Award.
  4. Co-principal investigator, “Gene Expression Profiles and Genetic Linkage in Women with Interstitial Cystitis”, Fishbein Family IC Research Foundation, $30,000.
  5. Co-principal investigator, “The Role of Oxidative Stress on Fibrosis and Blood Flow to the Urogenital Organs in a Rat Model of Aging and Menopause”, Giannini Family Foundation.
  6. Co-principal investigator, “The Role of Oxidative Stress on Fibrosis and Blood Flow to the Genital Organs in a Rat Model of Female Sexual Dysfunction”, American Foundation for Urologic Disease, $60,000.

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

  1. Berman JR, Nunneman H, Broshears JF, Berman IR: Sigmoid colon carcinoma metastatic to prostate. Urology 41(2):150-152, 1993.
  2. Berman JR, McCarthy M, Kyprianou N: Effect of estrogen withdrawal on nitric oxide synthase of expression and apoptosis in rat vagina. Urology 51:650-656, 1998.
  3. Berman JR, Berman LA, Goldstein I: Female sexual dysfunction. The female patient. 23 (13): 45-46, 1998.
  4. Goldstein I, Berman JR: Vasculogenic female sexual dysfunction: Vaginal engorgement and clitoral erectile insufficiency syndromes. (review) Int J Impot Res (10):S84-90, discussion 98-101, 1998.
  5. Berman JR, Berman L, Werbin TJ, Flaherty EE, Leahy NM, Goldstein I: Clinical evaluation of female sexual function: effects of age and estrogen status on subjective and physiologic sexual responses. Int J Impot Res 11(1), S31-38, 1999.
  6. Berman JR., Berman L, Goldstein I: Female sexual dysfunction: Incidence, pathophysiology, evaluation and treatment options. Urology 54, 385-391, 1999.
  7. Berman JR, Santos M, Goldstein I: Relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and female sexual arousal disorder in postmenopausal women. Menopause Rev 4(4):1-6, 1999.
  8. Berman JR., Berman L, Werbin T, Goldstein I: Female sexual dysfunction: Anatomy, physiology, evaluation and treatment options. Curr Opin Urol, 9, 563-568, 1999.
  9. Traish AM, Moreland RB, Huang YH, Kim NN, Berman J, Goldstein I: Development of human and rabbit vaginal smooth muscle cell cultures: Effects of vasoactive agents on intracellular levels of cyclic nucleotides. Mol Cell Biol Res Commun 2:131-137, 1999.
  10. Berman JR, Goldstein I: Sildenafil in postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction. Urology 54(3):578-579, 1999.
  11. Berman JR, Adhikari S, Goldstein I: Anatomy and physiology of female sexual function and dysfunction: Classification, evaluation, and treatment options. Eur Urol. 38(1):20-29, 2000.
  12. Berman LA, Berman JB: Viagra and beyond: Where sex educators and therapists fit in from a multidisciplinary perspective. J Sex Educ Ther, 25(1): 17-24, 2000.
  13. Basson R, Berman JR, Burnett A, et al: Report of the International Consensus Development Conference on Female Sexual Dysfunction: definitions and classifications. J Urol 163:888-893, 2000.
  14. Munarriz RM, Berman JR, Goldstein I: Female sexual dysfunction: New frontiers in diagnosis, and therapy. Contemp Urol 12(6): 55-60, 2000.
  15. Berman LA, Berman JR, Chabra S, Goldstein I: Novel approaches to female sexual dysfunction. Expert Opin Investig Drugs 1:85-95, 2001.
  16. Berman JR, Berman LA, Lin H, Cantey-Kiser J, Flaherty E, Lahey N, Goldstein I: Effect of sildenafil on subjective and physiologic parameters of the female sexual response in women with sexual arousal disorder. J Sex Marital Ther 27(5):411-420, 2001.
  17. Berman LA, Berman JR, Bruck D, Pawar R, Goldstein I: Pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy?: Effective treatment for FSD related to unresolved childhood sexual abuse. J Sex Marital Ther 27(5):421-425, 2001.
  18. Berman LA, Berman JR, Werbin T, Chabra S, Goldstein I: The use of the female intervention efficacy index (FIEI) as an immediate outcome measure of medical intervention to treat female sexual dysfunction. J Sex & Marital Ther 27(5):427-433, 2001.
  19. Billups KL, Berman L, Berman J, Metz ME, Glennon ME, Goldstein I: A new non-pharmacological vacuum therapy for female sexual dysfunction. J Sex Marital Ther 27(5):435-441, 2001.
  20. Mandal S, Goldstein I, Berman JR: Clinical evaluation of female sexual dysfunction: New diagnostic and treatment strategies. Primary Psychiatry 8:40-42, 57-59, 2001.
  21. Min K, Munarriz R, Berman J, Kim NN, Goldstein I, Traish AM, Stankovic MR: Hemodynamic evaluation of the female sexual arousal response in an animal model. J Sex Marital Ther 27:557-565, 2001.
  22. Sax DS, Berman JR, Goldstein I: Female neurogenic sexual dysfunction secondary to clitoral neuropathy. J Sex Marital Ther 27:599-602, 2001.
  23. Berman JR, Berman LA, Goldstein I: Female sexual dysfunction. Urol Clin North Am 28:405-416, 2001.
  24. Rodriguez LV, Berman, JR, Raz S: Polypropylene sling for treatment of stress urinary incontinence: an alternative to tension-free vaginal tape. Techniques in Urology 7(2): 87-9, 2001.
  25. Berman JR, Bassuk J: Physiology and pathophysiology of female sexual function and dysfunction. World J Urol 20:111-118, 2002.
  26. Walsh KE, Berman JR, Berman LA, Vierregger K: Safety and efficacy of topical nitroglycerin for treatment of vulvar pain in women with vulvodynia: A pilot study. J Gend Specif Med 5:21-27, 2002.
  27. Kanaly KA, Berman JR: Sexual side effects of SSRI medications: potential treatment strategies for SSRI-induced female sexual dysfunction. Current Women’s Health Reports 2:409-416, 2002.
  28. Pauls RN, Berman JR: Impact of pelvic floor disorders and prolapse on female sexual function and response. Urol Clin North Am 29:677-683, 2002.
  29. Berman L, Berman J, Miles M, Pollets D, Powell J: Genital self-image as a component of sexual health: relationship between genital self-image, female sexual function, and quality of life measures. J Sex Marital Ther 29(s):11-21, 2003.
  30. Berman JR, Almeida FG, Jolin J, Raz S, Chaurhuri G, Gonzalez-Cadavid NF: Androgen receptors, aromatase, and 5-alpha reductase in human vagina: correlation with menopausal status. Fertility & Sterility 79 (4): 925-31, 2003.
  31. Berman L, Berman J, Felder S, Pollets D, Chabra S, Miles M, Powell JA: Seeking help for sexual function complaints: what gynecologists need to know about the female patient''s experience: Fertility and Sterility 79 (3): 572-6, 2003.
  32. Berman J, Berman L, Toler S, Gill J, Haughie S: A Placebo-Controlled, Double Blind Trial of Sildenafil Citrate in Women with Sexual Arousal Disorder. Journal of Urology 170: 2333-2338, 2003.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS IN PRESS

  • Santos M, Anger JT, Berman JR: Role of the Pelvic Floor in Female Sexual Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment. Urodinamica 2, 2004 (in press).
  • Berman JR: Female Sexual Dysfunction: The Role of New Drugs. Drugs and Aging, 2004 (in press).

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

  1. Berman JR, Berman L, Goldstein I: Female sexual dysfunction: past, present and future. pp. 215-220. In: Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, 1998
  2. Berman JF, Shuker JM, Goldstein I: Female Sexual Dysfunction, Chapter 56, in Textbook of Erectile Dysfunction, Isis Medical Media Ltd., Oxford, UK, 1999
  3. Berman JR, Goldstein I: Female Sexual Dysfunction. In: Male Sexual Function: A Guide to Clinical Management. Humana Press, Inc., 1999
  4. Berman JR, Berman LA, Goldstein I: Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction: Physiology, Pathophysiology, Evaluation, and Management. Objectives for Urology Residency Education, Society of University Urologists, 1999
  5. Berman J, Berman L, Bumiller E: For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life. Henry Holt Company, New York NY, 2001
  6. Berman JR, Adhikari S, Goldstein I: Female Sexual Dysfunction, pp. 1442-1451. In: Noble J, et al. (eds) Textbook of Primary Care Medicine, Mosby, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 2001
  7. Berman L, Berman J, Zierak MC, Marley C: Outcome Measurement in Sexual Disorders. pp. 273-287. In: IsHak WW, Burt T, Sederer LI (eds) Outcome Measurement in Psychiatry: A Critical Review. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. Washington DC, 2002
  8. Bhasin S, Berman J, Berman L, Hellstrom WJG: Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women. pp. 771-793. In: Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM, Melmed S, and Polonsky KS (eds) Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2003

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS IN PRESS

  • Berman JR: ‘Normal Sexual Function in Women’ in Pelvic Floor Disorders. Bourcier A (ed), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 2004 (in press).
  • Berman JR: ‘Sexual Dysfunction in the Female’ in Pelvic Floor Disorders. Bourcier A (ed), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 2004 (in press).
  • Berman JR, Bhasin S, Berman L, Hellstrom WJG: ‘Management of Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction’ in Pelvic Floor Disorders. Bourcier A (ed), W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 2004 (in press).
  • Berman JR: ‘Female Sexual Dysfunction; in Female Urology, Urogynecology and Voiding Dysfunction. Vasavada S (ed), 2004 (in press).

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  1. Berman JR: The Enema, Past and Present, monograph, C.B. Fleet Co., Lynchburg, VA 1985.
  2. Berman J: Sexual Dysfunction. pp 26-34. In: Sant GR (ed) Urogenital Health: Current Issues in Effective Patient Management. Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1999.
  3. Berman JR, Berman LA, Lin H, Marley C, Goldstein I: New perspectives on anatomy, physiology, evaluation and treatment of female sexual function and dysfunction. AUA Update. 34:266-271, 2000.
  4. Walsh KE, Berman JR: Summary of: Caruso S, Intelisano G, Lupo L, Agnello C: Premenopausal women affected by sexual arousal disorder treated with sildenafil: a double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled study. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 108:623-628, 2001.
  5. Walsh KE, Berman JR: Commentary on sildenafil improved sexual arousal in premenopausal women with arousal disorder. Evidence-based Obstet Gynecol 4:71, 2002.
  6. Berman J: Classifications and definitions of female sexual dysfunction. Audio-Digest Obstetrics/Gynecology 49:21, 2002.
  7. Berman, JR (Consultant): Menopause Handbook for Vitality: Health and Wellness for Midlife and Beyond, 2002.
  8. Friedman TC, Davoudi S, Daigle K, Barron DS, Lee ML, Poland, RE Renin-Aldosterone Axis and Orthostatic Hypotension in Patients with CFS. 6th International Conference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Related Illnesses. Physiology Abstracts, 2003.
  9. Friedman, T.C., Zuckerbraun, E., Storer, T., Berman, J., Magliano, L., Woodhouse, L., Bhasin, S. Muscle strength, physical and sexual function in women with hypopituitarism. 8th International Pituitary Congress. P71, 2003.
  10. Friedman TC, Zuckerbraun E, Ghanaat F, Daigle K, Barron DS, Poland RE: High Prevalence of Renin-Aldosterone Axis Abnormalities in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Endocrine Soc. 85:P1-533, 2003.
  11. Berman, JR, Berman, LA, Kanaly, KA: Female Sexual Dysfunction: New Perspectives on Anatomy, Physiology, Evaluation and Treatment. EAU Update Series 1. P166-177, 2003.
  12. Berman JR: Female Sexual Dysfunction. AUANews 8(4): 20,22, 2003.
  13. Berman JR: Female Sexual Dysfunction. Goldmann D (ed), The Physicians'' Information and Education Resource .
  14. Berman L, Lazarus A, Santos M, Berman J: New perspectives on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of female sexual dysfunction. Family Practice Recertification 26(1): 39-48, 2004.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS IN PRESS

  • Zuckerbraun, E., Kim, H.S., Storer, T., Berman, J., Magliano, L., Woodhouse, L., Bhasin, S., Friedman, T.C. Muscle strength, physical, sexual and psychological function in women with hypopituitarism. J. Invest. Med. 52 (Supp. 1):S56, 2004 (in press).

INVITED SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

“Alterations in Cutaneous Sensibility; Sensory Testing in the Penis” and “Anatomy of the Penis as it Applies to Penile Replantation,” International Reconstructive and Microsurgery Symposium, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 1997.

“Evaluation and Treatment of Female Sexual Arousal Disorder,” New Perspectives in the Management of FSD, International Conference, Boston MA, October 1998.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction: Incidence, Classification, Evaluation and Treatment Options,” American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Toronto, Canada, October 1998.

“Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Urogenital Health Conference, Boston Convention Center, Boston MA, November 1998.

“Enhancing Sexual Function in Women: What Clinicians Need to Know About Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Women’s Health and Gender-Based Medicine, Hilton Head Island SC, June 2000.

“Sexuality and Reproductive Health,” Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, Seattle WA, April 2001.

“Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor: Impact of Pelvic Floor Prolapse and Surgery on Female Sexual Function and Response,” Kaiser Permanente 2nd Annual Women’s Sexuality Conference, Berkeley CA, June 2001.\r\n\r\n“Management of Urogynecology Patients,” St Joseph Hospital Health System, Orange CA, June 2001.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction Update,” LA Urological Society, Las Vegas NV, August 2001.\r\n\r\n“Female Sexual Dysfunction: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment,” Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, Atlanta GA, October 2001.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction,” LA Urological Society, Los Angeles CA, November 2001.\r\n\r\n“New Perspectives in the Evaluation and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Grand Rounds, Torrance CA, December 2001.

“Female Sexual Medicine,” UCLA State-of-the-Art Urology, Marina del Rey CA, February 2002.

“Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Women’s Sexual Health State-of-the-Art Series, Santa Monica CA, February 2002.

“Female Sexual Medicine,” Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Grand Rounds, Los Angeles CA, April 2002.

“Classification and definitions of female sexual dysfunction,” “Treatment options for female sexual dysfunction,” Orange County OB/GYN Congress, Newport Beach CA, April 2002.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment.” Endocrine Grand Rounds, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA, April 2002.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Women Doctors of South Orange County, Laguna Niguel CA, May 2002.

“5-Alpha Reductase and Aromatase Expression in Human Vagina,” “Androgen Receptor Expression in Human Vagina,” Sexual Medicine Society of North America. American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Orlando FL, May 2002.

“Office Evaluation of Female Sexual Dysfunction” (course co-director), American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Orlando FL, May 2002.

“The Evaluation and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Grand Rounds, Torrance CA, September 2002.

“Efficacy and tolerability of Viagra in women with sexual arousal disorder: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, Vancouver BC Canada, October 2002.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction, ” Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA, October 2002.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Current Trends in Men’s & Women’s Health, University of California, San Diego, November 2002.

Faculty, Seminar on Sexual Health, Charles R. Drew Medical Center, November 2002.

UCLA State-of-the-Art Urology, Marina del Rey CA, February 2003.

“Female Sexual Medicine,” UCLA State-of-the-Art Urology, Santa Monica CA, March 2003.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction,” 8th Annual UCLA Primary Care Update 2003, Las Vegas NV, April 2003.

“New Perspectives in the Evaluation and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction”, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, May 2003.

“Bladder/Sexual Dysfunction”, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease Update: Newest Concepts and Therapies, Pacific Palisades CA, September 2003.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction”, AMWA Meeting-Long Beach Chapter, Long Beach CA, September 2003.

“Reaching the Empowered

Female Consumer Effectively and Responsibly through Marketing Communications”, Pharmaceutical Marketing Congress- Philadelphia PA, September 2003.

“Body Image: Why Dissatisfaction has become the Norm for Females in America”, Women’s Health Expo at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack NJ, September 2003.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction”, T Hart Baker Symposium, La Jolla Ca, October 2003.

“New perspectives in the evaluation of female sexual function: Techniques to reclaim your sex life”, Massachusetts General Hospital Vincent Symposium, Boston MA, October 2003.

”Female Sexual Dysfunction: Classification and Clinical Approaches”, Insyght''s Leadership Conference, Beverly Hills CA 2003, November 2003.

“Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction 2003”, Advances in Urology Emory University, Atlanta GA, December 2003.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC

“Got Sex?” Los Angeles Times Festival of Health & Fitness, Los Angeles CA, September 2001.

“Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education Series, Los Angeles CA, September 2001.

“For Women Only,” Friends of the Fulfillment Fund, Los Angeles CA, October 2001.

“Sexual Health and Menopause,” Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education Series, Los Angeles CA, October 2001.

“For Women Only,” UCLA Medical Center Auxiliary, Los Angeles CA, November 2001.

“Female Sexual Medicine,” Women’s Health & Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles CA, February 2002.

“For Women Only,” The Women’s Life Center, Leawood KS, March 2002.

“Does Sex Matter?” Women of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, March 2002.

“Women’s Health: Sex, Lies, and Vitality,” Her Story Women’s Conference, Honolulu HI, April 2002.

“Sexuality,” The Blue Ribbon, Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles CA, October 2002.

“Cancer and Its Impact on Women’s Sexuality,” Ted Mann Family Resource Center “Insights into Cancer” Series, Los Angeles CA, October 2002.

“Does Sex Really Matter?” Women in Film, Los Angeles CA, October 2002.

“Are drugs turning women on? What is the next female Viagra?” Association of Health Care Journalists, San Francisco CA, March 2003.

“Focus on Life” Luncheon, Breast Cancer Focus Group, Anchorage AL, May 2003.

“ Sex During Anxious Times”, Planned Parenthood Keynote Speaker, Reno NV, October 2003.

“Female Sexuality and Breast Cancer”, Century City Chamber of Commerce-Health Council, Century City CA, October 2003.

“Straight Talk about Female Sexuality”, UCLA 50 Plus Program, Westwood CA, December 2003.

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