Rachel Rubin, MD, assistant clinical professor of urology at Georgetown and urological surgeon, discusses hypoactive sexual desire disorder and the current treatments available for this medical condition.

Pharmacy hours interviewed Rachel Rubin, MD, assistant clinical professor of urology at Georgetown, a urological surgeon specializing in the treatment of sexual dysfunction in both men and women, and one of the few physicians trained in female and male sexual medicine, about disorder of hypoactive sexual desire (HSDD) and the current treatments available for this medical condition.

Alana Hippensteele: This Valentine’s Day, do you have any tips or ideas for women or men who might have HSDD?

Rachel Rubin: My only advice is that sexual health is just health. If you’re bothered by your libido, if you’re bothered by your weak erections, if you’re bothered by your inability to have a clitoral orgasm, see a doctor who knows about sexual health issues because not all doctors are trained in these really important questions.

Those of us who are [trained] care so much about them and want to find ways to improve quality of life because your quality of life and your sexual health really, really matter.