I interviewed Dr. Michael Krychman about sexual health and libido. I'm so excited to bring this interview to you, and I made sure not to hold back on any of my questions because this is a taboo topic but so important.
Dr. Krychman is the Executive Director of the Southern California Center for Sexual Health and Survivorship Medicine, and he is the former Co-Director of the Sexual Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer, you will find him to be extremely knowledgeable, and incredibly compassionate in this conversation. I learned so much and am excited to share it with you.
Georgie Kovacs: You have a unique background from many clinicians, Dr Krychman. Tell us about it.
Dr Michael Krychman: I'm a little bit different than most clinicians, because I'm an MD and I'm also a sex counselor and therapist, so I look at the whole picture. For many, many years, we looked at women primarily as having psychological issues when it came to being diagnosed with a sexual problem. If you look at the traditional treatment paradigms, they said, go get a warm bath, go buy some shoes, wear a nightie because you're depressed and you're frigid.
It's like cringe worthy, right?