More than 4 in 10 premenopausal women worldwide experience sexual dysfunction, research shows. Yet nowhere near this number have access to or knowledge of specialists and solutions to navigate an issue that can be both physical and emotional. […]
Rachel Rubin, MD, a board-certified urologist, sexual medicine expert, and educator in the field, is informally called the “clitorologist.” Rubin has advocated for further education around the vulva and clitoris and urges providers to routinely examine them.
In a recent New York Times article, she argues that the organ is “completely ignored by pretty much everyone,” which is devastating to women’s sexual health. On social media, she has found a receptive audience.
Rubin says she chooses “whatever raises my blood pressure” to discuss on Twitter or Instagram. After her first tweet, she recalls, “I realized nobody stops me. I got really loud. The more I tweeted, the more I learned, lifting other people up and educating through love and awareness and consistent content over and over again. It snowballs.”