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What’s Up Down There?

Week of February 3, 2024

Think Your Hot Flashes Can’t Kill You? Think Again!
There is an abundance of scientific evidence that hot flashes increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other serious medical conditions.

What’s Up Down There? Genital Dryness & Misbehaving Bladders
Women are frequently blindsided by not only the physical changes that occur with the onset of menopause but also the dryness, pain, itching, recurrent urinary tract infections, and constant “gotta go” feeling.

Dr. Streicher Talks About Orgasm: Everybody Come
Difficulty with orgasm is the second most common sexual issue and is experienced by over 50% of post menopause women. This solution driven talk is all about getting your clitoral nerve endings to wake up!

 Can Cannabis Help Your Hot Flashes and Safely Get You to Sleep?
1 of 4 women use cannabis to help with hot flashes, and insomnia. But how you consume cannabis determines if it will help or harm


Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Menopause and theNorthwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine. She is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc., The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and The Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer.

Dr. Streicher is a Certified Menopause Practitioner of The Menopause Society, serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Menopause and is a Senior Research Fellow for the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University. She is a best-selling author and has written multiple books including The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy, and Sex Rx: Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever. Inside Informationa series of books about menopause launched in 2021 and includes Slip Sliding Away: Turning Back the Clock on Your Vagina and Hot Flash Hell: A Gynecologist’s Guide to Turning Down the Heat. Her next book, Put the O Back into Mojo: A Post Menopause Guide to Libido and Orgasm is scheduled to be released in 2024. She is the host of Dr. Streicher’s Inside Information: Menopause, Midlife and More Podcast. Dr. Streicher also writes a regular column for Prevention Magazine and The Ethel by AARP.

In addition to her consumer books and articles, Dr. Streicher has authored multiple scientific publications. She serves on many advisory boards including the Kinsey Institute. She is routinely interviewed as a reliable, accurate source for national publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, the Associated Press, and dozens of magazines. She writes regularly for Prevention magazine, Us News and World Report and The Ethel from AARP.

Dr. Streicher was the 2019 recipient of the North American Menopause Society Media Award and has been honored with numerous other recognitions, including annual inclusion on Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor Listing.

Dr. Streicher is the medical correspondent for Chicago’s top-rated news program, the WGN Morning News, and has appeared multiple times on The Today ShowGood Morning AmericaThe Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, Dr. Radio,Nightline, Fox and Friends, The Steve Harvey Show, CBS This Morning, ABC News Now, NBC Nightly News, 20/20, andWorld News Tonight.

She lives in Chicago with her writer-producer husband, Jason Brett, and their dog, KJ. They have four grown daughters.