University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center psychologist Sheryl Kingsberg, Ph.D., has been talking about sex – specifically, the sexual experiences of postmenopausal women – for more than 15 years. The time is long overdue for the topic to shed its taboo status, she says, and for health care providers to step up and help this patient population address and treat their sexual problems. Dr. Kingsberg recently spoke with CNN and Huffington Post reporters
CNN.com -- Women often suffer sexual problems in silence
October 5, 2016
Painful sex. A lack of desire. An inability to lubricate. These are some of the most common sexual complaints facing women as they age, yet a majority of women are not getting the help they need from their doctors to solve those problems, according to a new study from the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. "Many post-menopausal women are certainly suffering in silence, and deserve to have a healthy, satisfying sexual life," said lead author Sheryl Kingsberg, chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. "They don't want to sit back and watch their sex lives wither away.
The Huffington Post – The Sexual Concerns So Many Older Women Are Keeping To Themselves
October 5, 2016
At least that’s the case according to a new study that will be presented at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) meeting this week. "It remains a stigma and a stereotype that postmenopausal women are not interested in healthy sexual function, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth," said lead author Sheryl Kingsberg, chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, in?a written statement.?