Medical providers get good overall training in the reproductive health, sexual safety, and infectious disease aspects of sexual health. However, few medical providers are taught to consider pleasure as an important aspect of sexual health and wellbeing--some would even argue that our patients sexual pleasure is none of our business. Why consider sexual pleasure when there is the important work before us of preventing disease, making sure children who come into the world are healthy and wanted, that people are not having coerced or nonconsensual sex, and getting clear information to young people about sexual behavior?
Pebble Kranz, MD, FECSM is a family physician and sexual medicine specialist. She is medical director of the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness and runs a sexual medicine clinic in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Department. She has clinical appointments in the departments of family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at University of Rochester. In 2018, she became a fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine and is an active member of Sexual Medicine Society of North America, International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer, and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. At the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness, she provides medical evaluations and treatments for sexual function concerns in people of all genders.
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Grand Rounds-What Role Should Pleasure Play in - Feb 2022.pdf