Welcome to the Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium (CSHC), a newly formed non-profit whose mission is to improve sexual health and wellness of individuals in the Greater Cincinnati area. We are in the process of building our comprehensive website that will serve as a portal for both patients and providers, and hope you’ll visit us again this Summer (2018) when we launch our new site. In the meantime, please join our mailing list for updates and event information.
It is well established that sexual health concerns are frequently unrecognized and unaddressed in today’s health care setting. And yet studies document that sexual health is an important part of an individual’s overall health and that sexual dysfunction negatively impacts an individual’s emotional and physical health, overall quality of life and the quality of their relationships.
There are many reasons sexual health concerns are overlooked. Patients often find it find it difficult or embarrassing to discuss their sexual health concerns with their health care providers. Studies show patients would prefer their providers asked about their sexual health, but providers are also often embarrassed to discuss sexual health concerns, due to their own societal, cultural or religious barriers or due to their own lack of education and training. Additionally, the current health care environment, with ever shorter office visits and problem-focused visits, does not afford the opportunity to explore issues related to sexual health. And finally, sexual health care providers in disparate specialties are not linked or connected in a way that allows for patients or consumers to find appropriate specialists on their own, or for providers who are not expert in sexual health to make appropriate referrals for their patients.
The Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium (CSHC) was formed to improve is to improve sexual health and wellness of individuals in the Greater Cincinnati area by becoming the unifying organization for sexual health providers, raising awareness of the importance of sexual health and serving as an evidence-based educational resource for providers, patients and the community.
The CSHC will work to achieve its mission to improve sexual health and wellness of individuals in the Greater Cincinnati area through a three-tiered approach. The CSHC’s goals are to:
- Become the premiere multidisciplinary membership organization of sexual health providers in Greater Cincinnati. The CSHC will provide sexual health clinician members educational resources, networking and collaboration opportunities—all designed to improve the care of men and women with sexual health concerns.
- Become the premiere regional sexual health web-based resource for patients and clinicians. The CSHC website will provide educational materials for patients and clinicians, and will serve as a resource for patients seeking a clinical specialist, or for other physicians seeking a clinical specialist for a patient.
- Educate patients and clinicians in the community through sexual health educational events and sexual health CME programs, and through affiliation with other sexual health organizations.
Board of Directors
The Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.
Founder and Executive Director
Lisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF
Internal Medicine and Women’s Health
Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates
Stacey Hendricks, PT, DPT, WCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy and Women’s Health Clinical Specialist
Sarah Pickle, MD
Family Medicine, women’s health and transgender health
Secretary / COO
Cindy L. Dellinger, MD
The Christ Hospital Physicians
Michelle Vance Waddell
Kevin Campbell, MD
The Urology Group
Clever Crazes for Kids
Speaking of Women’s Health
Gretchen Fermann, MD
Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers
Christy Haas, MA, LPCC
Certified Sex Therapist
Christy Haas, MA, LPPC
Emma Schmidt, MA, PC
Certified Sex Therapist
Emma Schmidt & Associates
Aparna Shah, MD
The Christ Hospital Physicians
Membership is open to professional providers who practice in the field of sexual medicine in Greater Cincinnati, including physician and non-physician providers and clinicians-in-training. To ensure the highest level of professionalism, all applications are reviewed and approved by the organization’s Membership Committee, a subset of the Board of Directors.
Provider members receive a number of professional and educational benefits, such as participation in the members-only forums, networking and educational events, as well as a personalized listing on our dynamic, educational website (under development; scheduled to launch June 2018.) To download an application and instructions, please click here.
As a newly formed nonprofit entity, the Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium graciously accepts donations to support our efforts. Donations in any amount to support events, such the Catherine Geering Community Sexual Health Lecture and other events, are greatly appreciated.
Please donate online (you do not need a PayPal account to do so) here—or by sending a check to:
3908 Miami Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Donations in any amount are appreciated.
Save the Date!
The Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium’s Annual Geering Lecture
“Sex, Hormones and Happiness”
Featuring Murray S. Freedman, MS, MD
Board-certified OB/GYN, author, lecturer and sexual health expert
May 17, 2018
6 – 8:30 pm
Stay tuned for additional details coming soon, or join our mailing list to receive updates.