Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 49: Your Temple: Sexual Health with Dr. Christina Madison

Dr. Christina Madison refers to herself as the Dr. Ruth of Pharmacy. She believes sexual health is your overall health, and wants to reduce the stigma and shame surrounding the conversation of sex. She stresses the importance of open and honest communication, not only with your sexual partner but also with your physician.  

Dr. Madison is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Roseman University of Health Sciences (RU). She completed a pharmacy practice residency at the New Mexico VA Health Care System in 2005, has been a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist (BCACP) since 2011, has been credentialed with the Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVP) since 2013, and was elected Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP) in 2018. She maintains two active practice site with Huntridge Family Clinic, which focuses on the LGTBQ community and is one of the largest providers of HIV prevention and gender affirming care services in the State of Nevada as well as Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) where she offers immunization and communicable disease care. Dr. Madison is an immunizing pharmacist and has been a trainer of student pharmacists, community/hospital pharmacists since 2008 in both Nevada and Utah. She actively participates in both state and national pharmacy and healthcare organizations to facilitate awareness of healthcare policy, education, and advocacy. Her research interests include the HIV prevention and treatment, Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery, Women’s Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, LGTBQ Health, and Gender Affirming Care. 

Today Dr. Madison and I dig deep into the world of sexual health. We discuss the vital need for self advocacy, education, and awareness to make your sexual encounters as safe as possible, the options available for STD testing, prevention, and treatment, and the importance of full disclosure with your partners. 

Let’s dig in. 

Thank you so much for joining me today! I love Dr. Madison’s reminder that our body is our temple, and to treat it as such. By advocating for our own sexual health, we can feel confident and empowered to make safer choices and to have honest, open conversation with partners. 

Connect with Dr. Madison:

Website: ThePublicHealthPharmacist.com

Instagram: @ThePublicHealthPharmacist

Facebook: @ThePublicHealthPharmacist

Twitter: @PublicHealthRx

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