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Lauren Streicher, MD    

Physician, Women's Health Expert & Author of "Dr. Streicher's Inside Information" Series

Lauren Streicher, MD is a gynecologist, professor at Northwestern University, a certified menopause practitioner and Founding Medical director of The Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is the author of "Sex Rx: Hormones, Health", and "Your Best Sex Ever", "Slip Sliding Away: "Turning Back the Clock on Your Vagina" and "Hot Flash Hell"- A Gynecologist’s Guide to Turning Down the Heat". "Put the O Back into Mojo"- A Post Menopause Guide to Orgasm" will be released in 2024.

Streicher is the medical correspondent for Chicago’s top-rated news program, and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, Nightline, Streicher blends solid science, informed perspective, and good humor to deliver fast paced talks that will inform, empower, entertain, and impress. Streicher has delivered over 200 Keynotes on women’s health topics including Navigant, Kellogg School of Business-Global Women’s Summit, YPO, YWCA, Prevention Magazine Summit, Interpublic Group of Companies Women’s Leadership Event.

Speech Topics

The History and Medical Use of Vibrators

Historically, vibrators were not sexual items that women bought for themselves, but medical devices used by doctors as treatment. This is a fast paced hilarious and informative romp through the history of sex toys and the current use of vibrators including:

  • The history of vibrators as a treatment for medical conditions
  • The current use of vibrators
  • Medical conditions that are treated with vibrators
  • Why vibrators work when nothing else does

Hot Flash Hell

Almost eighty percent of women experience vasomotor symptoms (commonly known as hot flashes) as they enter menopause. And contrary to popular belief, those flashes typically last seven to ten years. Even well into the sixties, significant numbers of women are still dressing in layers and walking around with a portable fan. The impact on work, sleep, ability to function, sexuality, and quality of life is irrefutable. Even if you are willing to spend 10 or more years of your life dressing in layers and being exhausted, what is now appreciated is that the impact of hot flashes goes far beyond the misery of feeling like you are in a sauna. There is an abundance of scientific evidence that hot flashes increase the risk of developing heart disease and other serious medical conditions.

Attendees will learn:

  • What to expect when it comes to hot flashes
  • The impact of hot flashes on quality of life, and LENGTH of life
  • Options to alleviate those all day, all night, surges of heat

What's Up Down There? Genital Dryness and Misbehaving Bladders Men have always had the clear advantage of being able to inspect their genitals with very little effort on their part. Women’s genitals are not quite as accessible, resulting in a lot more uncertainty about what’s normal and what’s not. No wonder women are frequently blindsided by not only the physical changes that occur with the onset of menopause but also symptoms like dryness, painful sex, itching, recurrent urinary tract infections, and that constant “gotta go” feeling! Up to 80% of mid-life women experience vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, recurrent urinary tract infections, and urinary urgency? Know your options from lubricants to laser-- so you can make an informed decision about your own vagina! This talk will be anything but dry!

Attendees will learn:

  • GENITOURINARY SYNDROME OF MENOPAUSE- What it is and what it means
  • The genital and urinary symptoms that women experience post menopause
  • Hormonal and Non-hormonal solutions

Menopause Shouldn’t Be Work

More than 60% of women say that their menopause symptoms decreased their productivity and quality of work and even though millions of corporate dollars are lost due to absenteeism, reduced quality of work, and health care costs, the US government and corporate America refuses to recognize or mitigate the problem. The time is way overdue to acknowledge and fix it.

Dr. Streicher discusses:

  • The PERSONAL and ECONOMIC impact of menopause in the workplace
  • RESEARCH on how often specific symptoms impact on specific aspects of work
  • Why women do not talk to their bosses about menopause symptoms
  • The PERSONAL and ECONOMIC impact of menopause in the workplace
  • How to eliminate insomnia and brain fog to ensure peak performance
  • Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic solutions that work

Sex- Everybody Come!

While most mom’s have no trouble discussing periods and pads with their daughters, the topic of sexual satisfaction is rarely, if ever discussed. Not to mention, along with hot flashes and sandpaper sex, add the sudden inability to have an orgasm to the list of post menopause surprises your mother ""forgot"" to warn you about. Forty percent of women between the ages of 18-100 have sexual problems that get in the way of personal satisfaction and/or relationships. Most doctors are ill equipped to provide solutions. This talk can be tailored for women of all ages, or those over the age of 40. The medi-tainment topic will cover solutions for women who have

  • Pain with sexual activity
  • Difficulty with libido,
  • Difficulty with orgasm

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