Episode 32: Infertility and Sexuality
Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Stephanie Buehler, PhD in regards to how sexuality is commonly affected by infertility as well as how some sexual disorders can actually play a role in causing infertility. With 5-10% of couples facing some level of infertility in their family planning journey, this can be a sensitive and painful topic fraught with cultural, personal and religious pressures/messages. In addition, information surrounding treatment protocols can feel overwhelming and daunting for most couples to sort through. This podcast is meant to give informational and useful resources in helping couples navigate this difficult terrain, especially in the areas of sexual and relational health.
Dr. Buehler is a graduate of UCLA, USC, Pepperdine University and Alliant University (formerly California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego). She is the author of multiple articles in scientific journals and popular magazines and has been interviewed for various media outlets, including Men’s Health, New York Times, WebMD, and a Scientific American psychology textbook. She will be authoring the book: Counseling Couples Before, During and After Pregnancy: Focus on Intimacy and Sexuality (due out in 2017).
Resources Mentioned During the Podcast:
Natasha Helfer Parker runs a private practice in Wichita, KS and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcast, Mormon Mental Health.