This session aims to explore the intricate relationship between obesity and infertility alongside its implications for sexual dysfunction. Our lectures will address the epidemiology and pathophysiology of infertility in both men and women with obesity, shedding light on the profound effects of metabolic dysfunction on conditions like PCOS and ovulation. Delve into the psychological intricacies surrounding intimacy, sexual desire, and body image, confronting myths and realities head-on. Furthermore, uncover the scientific evidence of benefits of metabolic and bariatric surgery for patients with obesity considering eventual pregnancy, while grasping the nuances of hormonal changes during pregnancy and postpartum. By the end, attendees should recognize, understand, and address these multifaceted challenges surrounding sexual health in patients with obesity.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize and describe the incidence of infertility associated with obesity and the benefits provided by surgical treatment of obesity.
  2. Identify the difference between myths and fact in the relationship between sexual desire and obesity.
  3. Understand the psychologic impact of obesity on intimacy, body image, sexual desire, and sexual function.
  4. Recognize the impact of hormonal changes during pregnancy and post-partum and understand the impact of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

1:30pm Welcome Address and Introduction
Adrian Dan, MD
1:35pm Obesity and MBS impact on female infertility
Tiffany N Tanner, MD
1:45pm Obesity and MBS impact on male infertility
Adrian Dan, MD
1:55pm PCOS: Pathophysiology and impact of metabolic surgery
Luciana J El-Kadre, MD PhD FACS
2:05pm Obesity and its impact on sexual dysfunction
Crystal Johnson-Mann, MD MPH FACS FASMBS
2:25pm Effects of obesity on body image/ body dysmorphia syndrome
Ninoska Peterson, PhD
2:35pm Intimacy and libido after metabolic and bariatric surgery
Kristine Steffen, PhD PharmD
2:45pm The impact of metabolic surgery on Pregnancy
L. Renee Hilton-Rowe, MD
3:00pm Adjourn