About Dr. Brotto

Treatment of sexual complaints and difficulties is provided by Dr Lori Brotto, a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia. Dr Brotto is a Registered Psychologist with the BC College of Psychologists (#01628). She is also Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute.

Dr Brotto conducts research on women’s sexual health and difficulties, develops and tests psychoeducational interventions for women with sexual desire and arousal complaints, and studies many aspects of sexual health including: culture and sexuality, hormones and sexual desire, cancer and sexuality, concerns about HPV and sexuality, asexuality, and more.

She received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She also trained at the University of Washington where she completed a one-year internship in the Department of Psychiatry followed by a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Reproductive and Sexual Medicine.

Dr. Brotto is a member of the International Academy of Sex Research, the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, the Canadian Sex Research Forum, and the Canadian Psychological Association. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters, has given 200 invited presentations, and is frequently contacted by the media as a guest expert on the topic of sexuality.   She was a member of the DSM-5 workgroup on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders published in May 2013. She is a health expert writer for the Globe and Mail, where she writes a monthly column focused on sexuality.

Her new book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness, published by Greystone Books, will be available in April 2018 and is a scientifically-informed translation of her research on mindfulness to improve women’s sexuality. It can be ordered here or here or https://www.amazon.com/Better-Sex-Through-Mindfulness-Cultivate/dp/1771642351.

Read about Dr. Brotto’s research at the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory

Read Dr. Brotto’s CV here

Follow Dr. Brotto on Twitter: @DrLoriBrotto