Jennifer R. Berman, MD

Urology

Urology

1125 S Beverly Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA

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Dr. Jennifer Berman is an internationally renowned Urologist, NY Times Best Selling Author and one of America’s leading expert and authorities in the field of Female Sexual Health.

Dr. Berman first became known to television for her award-winning series on Discovery Health, “Berman & Berman.” She also appeared as a regular on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Good Morning America.” Today, Dr. Berman serves as an advisor and expert for the “Today” show, CNBC and CNN and as a recurring expert on the Emmy® Award-winning talk show, The Doctors.

Dr. Berman co-authored the groundbreaking New York Times best seller, For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life and for her achievements in the field of female sexual health and her tireless effort to increase awareness about sexual health issues, Dr. Berman has received many awards, including the Women of Action Award, the Women Who Make a Difference Award, and the Rising Star of the Year Award.

Dr. Berman earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland Medical Center and her Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her post-graduate Urology and Pediatric Urology training at University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD , and fellowship in Female Urology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery at the David Geffen UCLA Medical Center. There, she also co-founded the Female Sexual Medicine Center, and while serving as its Director, pioneered the original benchmark clinical and basic science research studies that are still directing the field of Female Sexual Health today.

In addition to her media work to heighten public awareness, Dr. Berman has a busy private practice in Beverly Hills where she continues to see patients, do research, and consult with companies and major brands to develop new strategies and treatments for optimizing overall women’s health.

Education

  • MD: Boston University

  • MS: University of Maryland

  • Fellowship in Female Urology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery: UCLA

Board Certifications

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Menopause – Alternative Treatment

“There’s a lot of herbal supplements that “”claim”” to treat menopausal symptoms, of hot flashes and night sweats, damiana and ginseng and Gingko and St. John’s Wort and other things. That said, there are two...

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Menopause – Mood Changes and Anxiety

“Probably the most significant complaint other than low sexual desire in menopausal women is mood changes and mood irritability and anxiety. And when women are experiencing mood changes and anxiety, that elevates cortisol levels in...

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Menopause – Insurance

Hormone imbalance and climacteric symptoms, that’s what they call it, is a medical condition and is covered by your insurance. So if you are experiencing menopausal symptoms associated with hormone imbalance, you should speak to...

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Menopause – Hormone Replacement Therapy

Replacement therapy is exactly what it sounds like: replacement of hormones during menopause. So the hormones that we replace are estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones are typically hormones that are impacted during menopause, sometimes DHA...

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Menopause – Conclusion

In the end, menopause is something that’s going to affect all of us as women. It’s not something that we can ignore, and not something that we can avoid. So I hope that you got...

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Menopause – Loss of Libido

Loss of libido is extremely common in menopausal women. And it’s due to a decline in estrogen, as well as testosterone. Both estrogen and testosterone need to be replete for libido. So during menopause, when...

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Vaginal Dryness – Causes

The main cause for vaginal dryness is decreased or declining estrogen levels. The vaginal epithelium or the lining of the vagina is directly linked to estrogen levels. So as women age and estrogen levels decline,...

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Vaginal Dryness – When to See a Doctor

If you’re experiencing vaginal dryness or genitourinary symptoms of menopause, which include vaginal irritation or dryness, vaginal itching, urinary frequency, urgency, dysuria, or burning when you urinate, urinary tract infections or recurrent urinary tract infections...

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Vaginal Dryness – Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of vaginal dryness are vaginal pain with intercourse, vaginal irritation, itching, burning. Urinary symptoms are frequently associated with vaginal dryness will also complain of urinary frequency, urgency, or disurea, which is...

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Vaginal Dryness – Overview

Vaginal dryness is a medical condition that affects many women. What women will notice is irritation, itching, burning pain during intercourse, lack of discharge, the healthy white milky discharge that is normal for a reproductive...

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Vaginal Dryness – Occurrence

Typically vaginal dryness is a symptom that occurs during perimenopause or menopause as women age. However, vaginal dryness can occur in women at younger ages due to medications or medical conditions. Hormonal contraceptives, the birth...

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Vaginal Dryness – Lubrication

Vaginal lubrication is important for sexual arousal. So as a woman becomes stimulated and aroused, there’s increased blood flow down into the genital area. When this occurs, there’s engorgement of the genital tissue, of the...

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Vaginal Dryness – Doctor Introduction

Hi, my name is Dr. Jennifer Berman and I’m a urologist and sexual health expert. I specialize in female urology and voiding dysfunction, specifically urinary incontinence and prolapse. And I also specialize in sexual health....

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Videos

Menopause – Symptoms

The most common symptoms that women experience during menopause are hot flashes and night sweats, memory changes, specifically short-term memory changes. They’ll forget where they parked the car or where they put the keys or...

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Menopause – Urinary Symptoms

Menopausal women are also at greater risk for urinary symptoms. Frequency, urgency, irritation, stress urinary incontinence, which means leakage of urine when they cough, laugh, sneeze or urge incontinence. Estrogen is protective of those symptoms...

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Menopause – Treatment

Menopause is treated based on the symptoms the woman is having as well as their hormone levels. The symptoms are treated with hormone replacement therapy, typically a combination of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Sometimes thyroid...

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Videos

Menopause – Testing and Diagnosis

Diagnosis of menopause can be made by absence of menestration for a period of 12 months. Your doctor may also ask to look at your FSH, follicle stimulating hormone, and LH, luteinizing hormone levels. Those...

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Videos

Menopause – Stages and Symptoms

Patients frequently ask me, am I perimenopausal? Am I menopausal? Am I post-menopausal? So the way that it goes is pre-menopause is when you’re a teens to early twenties, you’re cycling, you’re fertile, then you...

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Videos

Menopause – Sex Drive

The most common complaint that women experience, period, and especially during menopause is low sexual desire or low libido. So lack of sexual desire, lack of interest in sex, lack of motivation to be sexual...

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Videos

Menopause – Preparing for Appointment

“When preparing to go see your doctor about hormone replacement therapy or menopause, it’s important for you to fill out a general medical health questionnaire with all of your past medical history, all of your...

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Videos

Menopause – Alternative Treatment

“There’s a lot of herbal supplements that “”claim”” to treat menopausal symptoms, of hot flashes and night sweats, damiana and ginseng and Gingko and St. John’s Wort and other things. That said, there are two...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Mood Changes and Anxiety

“Probably the most significant complaint other than low sexual desire in menopausal women is mood changes and mood irritability and anxiety. And when women are experiencing mood changes and anxiety, that elevates cortisol levels in...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Insurance

Hormone imbalance and climacteric symptoms, that’s what they call it, is a medical condition and is covered by your insurance. So if you are experiencing menopausal symptoms associated with hormone imbalance, you should speak to...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Hormone Replacement Therapy

Replacement therapy is exactly what it sounds like: replacement of hormones during menopause. So the hormones that we replace are estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones are typically hormones that are impacted during menopause, sometimes DHA...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Conclusion

In the end, menopause is something that’s going to affect all of us as women. It’s not something that we can ignore, and not something that we can avoid. So I hope that you got...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Loss of Libido

Loss of libido is extremely common in menopausal women. And it’s due to a decline in estrogen, as well as testosterone. Both estrogen and testosterone need to be replete for libido. So during menopause, when...

Watch and Share

Videos

Vaginal Dryness – Causes

The main cause for vaginal dryness is decreased or declining estrogen levels. The vaginal epithelium or the lining of the vagina is directly linked to estrogen levels. So as women age and estrogen levels decline,...

Watch and Share

Videos

Vaginal Dryness – When to See a Doctor

If you’re experiencing vaginal dryness or genitourinary symptoms of menopause, which include vaginal irritation or dryness, vaginal itching, urinary frequency, urgency, dysuria, or burning when you urinate, urinary tract infections or recurrent urinary tract infections...

Watch and Share

Videos

Vaginal Dryness – Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of vaginal dryness are vaginal pain with intercourse, vaginal irritation, itching, burning. Urinary symptoms are frequently associated with vaginal dryness will also complain of urinary frequency, urgency, or disurea, which is...

Watch and Share

Videos

Vaginal Dryness – Overview

Vaginal dryness is a medical condition that affects many women. What women will notice is irritation, itching, burning pain during intercourse, lack of discharge, the healthy white milky discharge that is normal for a reproductive...

Watch and Share

Videos

Vaginal Dryness – Occurrence

Typically vaginal dryness is a symptom that occurs during perimenopause or menopause as women age. However, vaginal dryness can occur in women at younger ages due to medications or medical conditions. Hormonal contraceptives, the birth...

Watch and Share

Videos

Vaginal Dryness – Lubrication

Vaginal lubrication is important for sexual arousal. So as a woman becomes stimulated and aroused, there’s increased blood flow down into the genital area. When this occurs, there’s engorgement of the genital tissue, of the...

Watch and Share

Videos

Vaginal Dryness – Doctor Introduction

Hi, my name is Dr. Jennifer Berman and I’m a urologist and sexual health expert. I specialize in female urology and voiding dysfunction, specifically urinary incontinence and prolapse. And I also specialize in sexual health....

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Symptoms

The most common symptoms that women experience during menopause are hot flashes and night sweats, memory changes, specifically short-term memory changes. They’ll forget where they parked the car or where they put the keys or...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Urinary Symptoms

Menopausal women are also at greater risk for urinary symptoms. Frequency, urgency, irritation, stress urinary incontinence, which means leakage of urine when they cough, laugh, sneeze or urge incontinence. Estrogen is protective of those symptoms...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Treatment

Menopause is treated based on the symptoms the woman is having as well as their hormone levels. The symptoms are treated with hormone replacement therapy, typically a combination of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Sometimes thyroid...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Testing and Diagnosis

Diagnosis of menopause can be made by absence of menestration for a period of 12 months. Your doctor may also ask to look at your FSH, follicle stimulating hormone, and LH, luteinizing hormone levels. Those...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Stages and Symptoms

Patients frequently ask me, am I perimenopausal? Am I menopausal? Am I post-menopausal? So the way that it goes is pre-menopause is when you’re a teens to early twenties, you’re cycling, you’re fertile, then you...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Sex Drive

The most common complaint that women experience, period, and especially during menopause is low sexual desire or low libido. So lack of sexual desire, lack of interest in sex, lack of motivation to be sexual...

Watch and Share

Videos

Menopause – Preparing for Appointment

“When preparing to go see your doctor about hormone replacement therapy or menopause, it’s important for you to fill out a general medical health questionnaire with all of your past medical history, all of your...

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Videos

Menopause – Perimenopause to Menopause

The transition to menopause starts from the perimenopause to the menopause is when you missed a period or you have absence of menses for at least 12 months. At this time symptoms generally get worse....

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Menopause – Osteoporosis

Menopausal women are definitely at greater risk for osteoporosis loss of bone mineral density, and fractures. And the reason for that is that estrogen impacts the production and formation of calcium in the bones.

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Menopause – Meditation

“It’s very easy to recommend meditation and say, go meditate. How do you meditate? And that can be really intimidating and scary, especially to Type A control freaks like me. Like the concept of laying...

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Menopause – Hysterectomy

If you have undergone a hysterectomy, which is removal of the uterus with, or without removal of the ovaries, but let’s focus on just the uterus. You still will go through menopause. You may or...

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Menopause – Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is exactly what it sounds like: replacement of hormones during menopause. So the hormones that we replace, our estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones are typically hormones that are impacted during menopause, sometimes...

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Menopause – Hormone Replacement Therapy Symptom Relief

So if you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms and you begin hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or synthetic hormone, whatever kind of hormone replacement therapy, symptomatic relief is achieved fairly quickly. So within a couple...

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Menopause – Heart Disease

So women are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Heart attack is the number one killer of women. So menopausal women are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, but it’s also important that menopausal women that...

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Menopause – Hormone Replacement Therapy Duration

It’s typically recommended that a woman remain on hormone replacement therapy for a period of five to seven years. That said, if a woman is still experiencing symptoms after five to seven years, when she’s...

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Menopause – Hormone Replacement Therapy and Weight Gain

Hormone replacement therapy, bio identical hormones or synthetic hormone replacement therapy can cause weight gain or bloating, only if you’re out of balance. So if there’s estrogen dominance or progesterone dominance, or you’re not balanced...

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Menopause – Genetics and Family

“There are definitely genetic risk factors for early onset menopause. So if you have a family member, your mother or your sister that experienced premature ovarian failure, you definitely may be at risk. Patients with...

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Menopause – Duration

The amount of time that you may experience menopause varies from woman to woman. There’s a genetic predisposition for that. So what I recommend is that patients talk to their mothers, talk to their sisters...

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Menopause – Cancer Treatments

Cancer treatments can definitely induce menopause. So chemotherapeutic agents are toxic to not only the cancer cells, but also the healthy cells and especially the healthy germ cells, which are in your ovary. Chemotherapy, or...

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Menopause – When to see a Doctor

If you’re experiencing any symptoms during the perimenopause or menopause related to weight gain, memory changes, mood changes, difficulty falling asleep, low sex drive, hot flashes and night sweats. Any of those symptoms, whether or...

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Menopause – Weight Gain

Menopausal women are definitely at greater risk of weight gain. And the reason for that is their metabolism changes, sensitivity of the insulin receptor changes, and they start to gain weight around their central abdominal...

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Menopause – Doctor Introduction

Hi, my name is Dr. Jennifer Berman and I’m a urologist and sexual health expert. I specialize in female urology and voiding dysfunction, specifically urinary incontinence and prolapse. And I also specialize in sexual health,...

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Menopause – Complications

The symptoms of menopause are definitely associated with other conditions being loss of bone mineral density or osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and stroke, weight gain, autoimmune issues and autoimmune disorders, skin, hair, nail changes, crepiness of...

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Menopause – Causes

“Menopause is a natural transition that occurs in the life cycle of all women. All women, all of us are eventually going to go through menopause. When we go through menopause is different for each...

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Menopause – Birth Control

Many women are on hormonal contraceptives or birth control pills from when you’re in your twenties to avoid pregnancy in your thirties and even into your forties. I have many patients that have remained on...

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Menopause – BioIdentical Hormones

Bio-identical hormones, the word bio identical, all that means is the same as your body makes. The same as your ovaries, adrenal glands or for that matter, thyroid, makes. So these bio identical hormones do...

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Menopause – BioIdentical Hormones Risk

“Hormone replacement therapy, bio-identical hormones, or synthetic hormones is safe and effective. But as I said earlier, there are risk factors. So you have to weigh the risks as well as the benefits, as well...

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Menopause – Autoimmune Disorders and Stress

Auto-immune disorders and stress. You may be surprised, but stress is a huge trigger for inflammation in the body for the exacerbation of auto-immune symptoms. And when we’re under conditions of stress, there’s inflammation in...

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