Dr Amir Marashi: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Became A Doctor
An Interview With Jake Frankel
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As part of my series about healthcare leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Amir Marashi.
The “Vagina Whisperer’’ Dr. Amir Marashi is a board-certified cosmetic gynecologist/pelvic pain specialist and the founder of Cerē, the first sexual wellness brand of pleasure care essentials developed by physicians. A pioneer in the field of women’s sexual wellness, his work to destigmatize female sexual enhancement and pleasure includes authoring A Woman’s Right to Pleasure — a 2020 BlackBook release with forwards by feminist icons Erica Jong and Roxanne Gay. He and Cerē research/development partner Dr. Kimberly Lovie are widely considered the “Masters and Johnson of the 21st century,” expanding the known realms of female sexual pleasure with doctor-developed products that bring pleasure, physiology and anatomy into harmony.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! What is your “backstory”?
I was born in Iran during the Iranian Revolution. I first encountered the field of medicine when I was four, spending nearly every day observing and assisting my father — the region’s only orthopedic surgeon — with triage care for war-torn civilians and soldiers. I loved how medicine helps people, so I went on to attend medical school. During medical school, I received multiple inquiries from female patients about hymenoplasty (the restoration of the hymen, which — in Iran — was required to be intact for marriage). I was troubled by the vastly different sexual standards for women as compared to men — not just in Iran, but across the world. My studies of biomechanics and sports medicine led to a natural shift into an entirely new field: the biomechanics of intercourse.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career?