My name is Margarita Kressin and I am a practicing urologist at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. My areas of expertise are male and female sexual dysfunction and male infertility. I also see women with incontinence and other urinary issues since these affect women’s sexuality immensely. My work involves helping men and women regain, reclaim, and rejuvenate their sexual lives. I also work with spinal cord injured men so that they have the ability to have children.
When asked why sexuality and fertility? I (and some of my colleagues in my department) often feel they are mostly overlooked when dealing with other medical issues. Not to downplay the medical issues such as cancer, heart disease, spinal cord injury, etc …; and I do think that when the patient first hears these words that perhaps fertility and sexuality are the furthest things in their minds. But I also think this is when physicians need to step up and let patients know their options. Many patients will survive these medical conditions, and sexuality and fertility may become an issue in their future.
Sex especially is not something most physicians are comfortable discussing with their patients. I often say to both physicians and patients, this should NOT be a two minute conversation. Physicians as it is do not get adequate sexual education. So how else can they educate and discuss this with their patient?
And so here I am. My colleagues and I hope to educate patients, their partners and physicians about these issues. Please let me know if there are topics that you wish I would cover by clicking on the Feedback link below. If you wish to remain anonymous, please leave your name blank (it is optional) and it will not be printed as part of the feedback.
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