Tami Rowen, MD

Obstetrician and gynecologist

Dr. Tami Rowen is an obstetrician and gynecologist who specializes in sexual health and gynecological care for women with disabilities, women with cancer and transgender patients. Rowen also provides routine prenatal care, family planning services and management of routine and complex gynecological conditions. She provides surgical and medical treatment for conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, adnexal masses, cervical dysplasia and endometriosis.

Rowen earned a medical degree and master's degree in health and medical sciences through a joint program offered by the University of California, Berkeley, and UCSF. She then completed a residency in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF.

Rowen is an internationally recognized expert in sexual health, serving as the education chair for the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health and as an associate editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. She has conducted studies in developing countries on family planning as well as safe motherhood.

Rowen is a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, World Professional Association for Transgender Health and American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is an assistant professor at UCSF.

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Gastrointestinal Oncology Survivorship Program
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

Obstetrics and Gynecology Services at Mount Zion
2356 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Obstetrics: (415) 353-2566
Gynecology: (415) 885-7788
Obstetrics Fax: (415) 353-2496
Gynecology Fax: (415) 353-9550

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Perinatal Specialties at Mission Bay — Fourth Street
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Gynecology: (415) 885-7788
Obstetrics: (415) 353-2566
Gynecology Fax: (415) 353-9550
Obstetrics Fax: (415) 353-2496

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Tami Rowen


University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine 2009


UCSF Medical Center, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Duralde ER, Rowen TS. Urinary Incontinence and Associated Female Sexual Dysfunction. Sex Med Rev. 2017 Oct; 5(4):470-485.
  2. Huang AJ, Rowen TS, Abercrombie P, Subak LL, Schembri M, Plaut T, Chao MT. Development and Feasibility of a Group-Based Therapeutic Yoga Program for Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain. Pain Med. 2017 Apr 15.
  3. Rowen TS. Treating Sexual Side Effects from Oral Contraceptive Pills. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Jul; 26(7):711.
  4. Rowen TS, Gaither TW, Awad MA, Osterberg EC, Shindel AW, Breyer BN. Pubic Hair Grooming Prevalence and Motivation Among Women in the United States. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Oct 01; 152(10):1106-1113.
  5. Gaither TW, Awad MA, Osterberg EC, Rowen TS, Shindel AW, Breyer BN. Prevalence and Motivation: Pubic Hair Grooming Among Men in the United States. Am J Mens Health. 2017 May; 11(3):620-640.
  6. Winkelman WD, Katz PP, Smith JF, Rowen TS. The Sexual Impact of Infertility Among Women Seeking Fertility Care. Sex Med. 2016 Sep; 4(3):e190-7.
  7. Rowen TS. Editorial Comment on "Sexual Activity, Psychosexual Distress, and Fear of Progression in Women With Human Papillomavirus-Related Premalignant Genital Lesions". J Sex Med. 2016 Feb; 13(2):260; discussion 261.
  8. Rowen TS, Stein S, Tepper M. Sexual health care for people with physical disabilities. J Sex Med. 2015 Mar; 12(3):584-9.
  9. Rowen TS, Steinauer J, Drey EA, Light A, Conrad M, Kerns JL. Reproductive and gynecologic health after uterine artery embolization for postabortion hemorrhage. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Apr; 129(1):85-6.
  10. Ando KA, Rowen TS, Shindel AW. Alternative sexualities: implications for the urologist. Curr Urol Rep. 2014 May; 15(5):405.
  11. Morse JE, Rowen TS, Steinauer J, Byamugisha J, Kakaire O. A qualitative assessment of Ugandan women's perceptions and knowledge of contraception. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Jan; 124(1):30-3.
  12. Rowen TS. Sexual health for people with disabilities. J Sex Med. 2013 Jun; 10(6):1667-8.
  13. Rowen TS, Breyer BN, Lin TC, Li CS, Robertson PA, Shindel AW. Use of barrier protection for sexual activity among women who have sex with women. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Jan; 120(1):42-5.
  14. Prata N, Passano P, Bell S, Rowen T, Potts M. New hope: community-based misoprostol use to prevent postpartum haemorrhage. Health Policy Plan. 2013 Jul; 28(4):339-46.
  15. Shindel AW, Rowen TS, Lin TC, Li CS, Robertson PA, Breyer BN. An Internet survey of demographic and health factors associated with risk of sexual dysfunction in women who have sex with women. J Sex Med. 2012 May; 9(5):1261-71.
  16. Prata N, Passano P, Rowen T, Bell S, Walsh J, Potts M. Where there are (few) skilled birth attendants. J Health Popul Nutr. 2011 Apr; 29(2):81-91.
  17. Rowen TS, Smith JF, Eisenberg ML, Breyer BN, Drey EA, Shindel AW. Contraceptive usage patterns in North American medical students. Contraception. 2011 May; 83(5):459-65.
  18. Breyer BN, Smith JF, Eisenberg ML, Ando KA, Rowen TS, Shindel AW. The impact of sexual orientation on sexuality and sexual practices in North American medical students. J Sex Med. 2010 Jul; 7(7):2391-400.
  19. Rowen T, Prata N, Passano P. Evaluation of a traditional birth attendant training programme in Bangladesh. Midwifery. 2011 Apr; 27(2):229-36.

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