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Lori A. Brotto, PhD, R Psych

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2017
  • Country: Canada

Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and a registered psychologist in Vancouver, Canada. She has recently become Executive Director of the Women's Health Research Institute of BC. Dr. Brotto holds a Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health (2016-2021). She is the director of the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory where research primarily focuses on developing and testing psychological and mindfulness-based interventions for women with sexual desire and arousal difficulties and women with chronic genital pain. Other major lines of research include exploring psychosocial versus hormonal predictors of women's sexual response, asexuality, sex and cancer, and genital self-image. Dr Brotto is an Associate Editor for the Archives of Sexual Behavior, has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, is the Sexual Health expert writer for the Globe and Mail, and is frequently featured in the media on topics related to sexuality.

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Sexual Health in the Postpartum Period
Sex makes a baby. But babies can be bad for sex. Six weeks after a child is born, most women are given the green light to resume sexual activity as long as the typical healing-signs of delivery – whether a vaginal or a cesarean birth – are evident, and the couple have considered contraceptive options. However, sexual concerns are common in the postpartum period, and may include loss of sexual desire, vulvovaginal dryness, difficulties with orgasm, genital pain, and loss of pleasure. For some women, these sexual difficulties can persist for months, years, or even decades. The goal of this talk is to discuss the etiology of postpartum sexual difficulties, and discuss strategies for improving sexual dysfunction that can be implemented by the health care provider.