Our comprehensive curriculum encompasses all facets of female sexual medicine, acknowledging there are significant co-morbidities that must also be primarily managed to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients. Menopause presents many challenges related to shifts in hormone production that affect the body and mind. The fellows will become well-versed in all options for hormone supplementation, as well as non-hormonal options to treat the breadth of midlife symptoms. Systemic hormone regimens, as well as local vaginal treatments will be mastered.

Sexual pain is another far-reaching category that requires advanced knowledge and skills to help resolve. The fellows will become adept with managing vestibulodynia, vulvodynia, vaginal stenosis, high tone pelvic floor dysfunction and all types of inflammatory vulvitis. There will be collaboration with the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery team in treating chronic pelvic pain and pudendal neuralgia. Fellows will perform related surgical procedures — such as vulvar vestibulectomy and labiaplasty.

Helping women with intimate concerns requires a high level of trust and rapport. It is vital to gain skills in the art of counseling, guiding and tuning-in to multiple aspects of human behavior and how to effectively interact  to motivate and inspire patients toward a satisfying life at all levels. This is a crucial component to the fellowship.