Lauren Streicher, MD

Lauren Streicher, MD

Lauren Streicher, MD is an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school, The Feinberg School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include all aspects of women’s health but Dr. Streicher has a particular interest and expertise in menopause and sexual health. She has devoted her career to the premise that if women are given good information, they will make good decisions. Dr. Streicher is currently appearing regularly on ABC’s Windy City Live! and is a recurrent guest on shows such as The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, and The Today Show. Dr. Streicher has had over 1,000 appearances on local and national news regarding all aspects of women’s health care in addition to contributing articles and routinely being interviewed for national magazines.

Dr. Streicher is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc., The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, The Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer, The Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopy, and is a Certified Menopause Practitioner of The North American Menopause Society.

In addition to writing for she also writes for In April 2014 she released her comprehensive sexual health book, Sex Rx: Hormones Health and Your Best Sex Ever. Dr. Streicher has also published, The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy, (2004 and 2013)

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