Dr. Melody T. McCloud is an obstetrician-gynecologist, public speaker and the author of "LIVING WELL, DESPITE CATCHIN' HELL: The Black Woman's Guide to Health, Sex and Happiness." Dr. McCloud lectures nationwide on women's health, sex, negative media images of Black women and social issues. She hosts a 'Health and Happiness' blog at PsychologyToday.com. She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, serves on an advisory council to the Centers for Disease Control and is a recipient of numerous awards. Called a trailblazing 'Renaissance woman' since the 1970s, McCloud is a media consultant with appearances on many broadcast networks. She is a health expert to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, CNN HLN, and her articles have been printed in USA Today, Essence, Parade, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and numerous other local and national publications. She is also an award-winning poet and an occasional voice-over talent.