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Dr. Lauren Streicher

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Founding Medical Director, Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause


Areas of Focus

  • Menopause and hot flashes
  • Hormone therapy
  • Vaginal and vulvar health
  • Sexual medicine (libido, orgasm, painful intercourse)
  • Women's health
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Cancer survivorship


  • Fractional CO2 laser for treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause
  • Cannabis for alleviation of menopause symptoms
  • Painful sexual activity post-menopause
  • Hormone therapy alternatives
  • Sexual dysfunction


Dr. Streicher iis the founder of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause and host of "Dr. Streicher's Inside Information Podcast." She also is the author of

  • "Hot Flash Hell: A Gynecologist’s Guide to Turning Down the Heat" (WUDT Press)
  •  "Slip Sliding Away: Turning Back the Clock On Your Vagina — A gynecologist’s guide to eliminating post-menopause dryness and pain" (WUDT Press)
  • "Sex Rx: Hormones, Health and Your Best Sex Ever" (Harper Collins)
  • "The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy" (M. Evans)

Streicher has appeared on many local and national TV shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, The Oprah Show and Dr. Oz.  She does a weekly health segment on Chicago's WGN Morning News and writes a column for Prevention Magazine.

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