Available for Interviews: Dr. Karyn Eilber
Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist, an associate professor of urology & OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and is an expert in women’s health and men & women’s sexual wellness.
What Dr. Eilber can say in an interview on
Addressing Sexual Health:
You take charge of your physical health, your mental health, and even your financial health. What about your sexual health? More often than not our sexuality isn’t paid attention to unless it’s a problem. Instead of waiting for your sexual function to become a dysfunction, there are some simple things you can do to maintain and even improve your sexual health:
- Recognizing that sexual health and wellness is another aspect of your overall health—just like mental health—is the first step in taking charge of your sexual health. Although awareness regarding mental health has markedly increased over the years, there is still a certain taboo about mental illness much like sexual dysfunction. You should feel free to ask your doctor about ways to maintain your sexual function, just like you would ask for advice on how to maintain your ideal weight.
- The media makes us think that all of a sudden we should want to have sex, and that this should happen on a regular basis. Newsflash—that probably only happens in the movies. Rather than miraculously getting in the mood, the more realistic expectation people should have is that they need to set the mood. Most people don’t just “get in the mood.” Realistically “the mood” is set by things like a romantic dinner, a nice glass of wine by the fire, or a relaxing vacation, i.e. there’s a reason for the phrase “vacation sex.”
- You wouldn’t hesitate to tell your partner your food or wine preferences, so why not tell them your sexual preferences? Don’t be shy and tell your partner what you want—if you don’t know what you want then explore together to figure out what you prefer.
- The same thing for dinner, although delicious, can feel routine. When sex feels “routine” it’s time to change things up. Introduce toys or something new—think about it as a new entree?
- And if you’ve tried but you still feel out of control of your sexual health, it might be time to seek medical advice, especially if things aren’t working the way they should such as erectile dysfunction or painful sex.
Overall health is important to most people, and sexual health is part of that. More than ever, there are resources to help.
Interview: Dr. Karyn Eilber
Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist with sub-specialty board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and has over 20 years of experience taking care of women’s most intimate needs. She is an Associate Professor of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is the Associate Program Director for the Cedars-Sinai Urology Residency Training Program. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Eilber served at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Urology Department, where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment.
Dr. Eilber’s research focus has been in the field of urogynecology, and she has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. In addition to being a member and past president of the Los Angeles Urologic Society, Dr. Eilber is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital reconstruction, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Society of Women in Urology. She is also a Founding Medical Partner of Doctorpedia.
Dr. Eilber earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, Riverside, which was an accelerated 3-year premedical program that allowed her to matriculate into the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine (UCLA). She completed a general surgery internship, urology residency, and female pelvic medicine fellowship at UCLA.
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