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Module A: Female Sexual Dysfunction

Course Description Top

The first of the four module series will introduce and cover many essential issues in female sexual health. Treatment protocols that are both evidence based and clinically relevant will be given throughout the lectures. The vulvar anatomy and disorders of the vulva will be covered thoroughly including the evaluation and treatment of such disorders by an expert in the field of vulvovaginal disorders and treatments for vaginal dryness from a Harvard gynecologist that includes everything from the conventional to the Ayurvedic.

Target Audience: OB/GYNs, Urologists and Family Practitioners

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Learning Objectives Top

Selected Topics To Include:

  • Overview of female sexual dysfunction
  • Women's sexual health-anatomical concerns
  • Causes and treatment of dyspareunia
  • Treatment of vulvar/vaginal atrophy
  • Perform diagnostic evaluations on patients with FSD
  • Be familiar with surgical treatment of sexual dysfunction
  • Understand adrenal function as it affects sex drive and how to address in patients
  • Be familiar with newer modalities including orgasmic meditation and certain tantra principles and techniques
  • Prescribe novel tools, methods, and various sexual aids for patients to boost sex drive

Speakers Top

Gloria Hakkarainen, M.D.

Jennifer Landa, MD, Ob/Gyn

Jennifer Landa, MD, Ob/Gyn specializes in helping women and men balance their hormones, restore their energy, and replenish their sex lives. At the heart of her practice is the belief that maintaining one’s health is hard work and she encourages her patients to make lifestyle changes that will result in increased health.

Dr. Landa’s focused, energetic, and straightforward style comes across well when she speaks in front of groups and on camera. She lectures nationally on preventive medicine and has appeared on national and local television. Dr. Landa just completed her first book with co-author Virginia Hopkins. Their book, The Sex Drive Solution for Women, is a no-nonsense approach to many of the sex drive issues that Dr. Landa addresses with her patients every day.

After a decade working as a traditional Ob/Gyn, Dr. Landa realized she wanted more for her patients and her patients needed more from her. She spent two years becoming certified in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine, with an emphasis on bioidentical hormones and nutrition. Her winning combination of western medicine and alternative therapies has revolutionized the way she practices medicine. Dr. Landa’s mission is to teach her patients how to reach their personal best in optimal health and beauty using the most natural and advanced therapies available.
Dr. Jennifer Landa is Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD and the owner and operator of BodyLogicMD of Orlando. Serving the greater Orlando, Florida-area, Dr. Jennifer Landa has achieved Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the specialty of Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Medicine and is an active member of the Fellowship for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Landa is the voice of BodyLogicMD and is also responsible for the training and education standards of all BodyLogicMD physicians.

Practicing MD, author, blogger and triathelete, Dr. Landa also serves as volunteer faculty at UCF Medical College and performs volunteer gynecologic care at a local women’s clinic. She earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, NY in 1996, and completed her internship and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC, where she was distinguished as the Administrative Chief Resident in OB/GYN.

Dr. Andrew T. Goldstein, MD

Dr. Andrew T. Goldstein, MD

Dr. Andrew T. Goldstein grew up in Bridgeton, New Jersey and graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He pursued his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Beth Israel Medical Center. After completing his residency, Dr. Goldstein moved to Annapolis, Maryland and started the Sexual Wellness Center which is devoted to the treatment of female sexual dysfunction. In 1999, he joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and he became the Director of the Center for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington, D.C. and New York City in 2002.

Dr. Goldstein is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and he has been elected as a Felllow of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease and to the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Dr Goldstein is a grant recipient of the National Vulvodynia Association, and he is President-Elect of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. He is the editor of the textbook Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management that was be published by Blackwell-Wiley in February 2009. He also recently co-authored the chapter on female sexual dysfunction for the Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics and his book Reclaiming Desire was published by Rodale Books in 2004 and the second edition of that book was released in 2010. Lastly, Dr. Goldstein's newest book When Sex Hurts was released by DaCapo in January 2011. 

Dr. Goldstein is actively involved in research and has published more than 75 peer-reviewed abstracts, papers, and chapters on lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, and vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. He is an Associate-Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine and The Female Pateint. Dr. Goldstein lectures frequently on the subjects of vulvodynia, vulvar disease, and female sexual dysfunction. He has been interviewed by ABC's 20/20, The View, The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, Discovery Health, TLC, Allure, Prevention, the Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Times.

Dr. Goldstein's wife, Gail, is a dermatologist in Annapolis, Maryland. They have three wonderful daughters: Lena, Mimi, and Julia. Together they enjoy skiing, scuba diving, wine tasting, and adventurous travel.

Sara Gottfried, MD

Sara Gottfried, MD

Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD, is a Harvard-trained integrative gynecologist who helps women feel at home in their bodies again, regardless of age. She is the creator of the 3-Step Gottfried Protocol for natural hormone balancing--utilizing nutraceuticals, botanicals, and when needed, bioidentical hormones--along with little-known esoteric practices. Dr. Gottfried has focused on teaching women how to naturally boost sex drive for more than 20 years.

After graduating from the physician-scientist training program at Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Sara completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco, where she still serves on the faculty. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a teacher of the adjunct faculty at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a mentor to medical students in her integrative medicine practice, The Gottfried Center for Organic Gynecology in Berkeley, California. She teaches natural hormone balancing to both women and other clinicians, and is a popular guest on TV, radio and at health, medical and yoga conferences.

Dr. Sara is the author of the forthcoming book, The Hormone Cure (Simon & Schuster, 2013). She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Glamour, Diablo and Natural Health magazines. She is also the medical expert featured in the award-winning film on women and yoga, YogaWoman.

Schedule Top

Friday November, 2 2012

8:00am  Introduction and Overview of Female Sexual Dysfunction Jennifer Landa, MD 1¼ hrs 
9:15am  Causes of Female Sexual Dysfunction Jennifer Landa, MD 1hr
10:15am Break
10:45am Adrenal Dysregulation and Hijack of Sexuality Sara Gottfried, MD 1¼ hrs 
12:00pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00pm  Dry Vagina  Sara Gottfried, MD 1hr
2:30pm Female Orgasm- Biohacking Female Orgasm Sara Gottfried, MD 1hr
4:00pm Break
4:30pm Sex Drive Tool Box: New Tools, Mindfulness, Novelty, OM, Erotica, Toys, etc Jennifer Landa, MD,
Sara Gottfried, MD, Andrew Goldstein, MD
5:30pm Close of session

Saturday November, 3 2012

7:30am  “HARSH” System to Evaluate Female Sex Drive Jennifer Landa, MD 1¼hrs 
9:15am  Evaluation of Women with Sexual Issues Jennifer Landa, MD 1hr
10:15am Break
10:15am Evaluation of Sexual Pain Disorders Andrew Goldstein, MD 1½ hrs
12:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm  Vulvar Dematoses Andrew Goldstein, MD 1hr
3:00pm Vulvovaginal Atrophy  Andrew Goldstein, MD 1hr
4:00pm Break
4:30pm Surgical Management of Sexual Dysfunction Andrew Goldstein, MD 1hr
5:30pm Close of session