BackTable / OBGYN / Podcast / Episode #44
Urology’s Role in Advancing Female Sexual Health
with Dr. Kelly Casperson
In this episode, host Dr. Suzette Sutherland is joined by Dr. Kelly Casperson, a urologist who specializes in women’s sexual health, to discuss the importance of education, therapy, and hormone replacement in female sexual health.
They explore topics such as the role of estrogen and testosterone in women’s sexual desire, FDA-approved medications for hypoactive sexual desire disorder, and the importance of sex education and communication within relationships. They also highlight the topic of gender inequality in sexual health care delivery and the lack of clinical resources specifically tailored to women’s needs. In sum, they aim to provide a deeper understanding of female sexual health and offer strategies for practitioners to provide more effective care.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, January 17). Ep. 44 – Urology’s Role in Advancing Female Sexual Health [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Kelly Casperson
Dr. Kelly Casperson is a speaker, author, podcaster, and urologic surgeon with Pacific Northwest Urology Specialists in Bellingham, Washington.
Dr. Suzette Sutherland
Dr. Suzette Sutherland is the director of female urology with UW Medicine in Seattle, Washington.
00:00 - Introduction
05:53 - The Role of Urologists in Women’s Sexual Health
07:18 - The Importance of Communication in Addressing Sexual Dysfunction
10:23 - The Role of the Clitoris in Female Orgasm
19:52 - Understanding the Hormones Behind Female Sexual Desire
25:32 - The Misconceptions and Gender Bias Surrounding Hormones
26:04 - The Role of Testosterone in Menopause and Sexual Desire
30:02 - The Challenges of Commercially Available Testosterone Products
32:52 - Non-Hormonal Treatments for Low Libido
42:41 - The Importance of Referring to Sex Therapists and Other Resources
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“Magnificent Sex” by Peggy Kleinplatz
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
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