Sexual dysfunction is a catch-all term that describes sexual difficulties that can be caused by many different issues. Taking about sexual concerns can be difficult and finding treatments for dysfunction issues that face women has been problematic. Luckily, there are cutting-edge new treatment options available, including new medication for female sexual dysfunction.
Recently, the FDA approved Addyi, a medication that acts in the brain to improve sexual arousal and response. Addyi is the first medication of this kind and is indicated for pre-menopausal women. This medication may be helpful for many people and is a great addition to our toolkit for treatment of sexual dysfunction.
At Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health, our team is focused on understanding the newest treatment options and is committed to providing a comprehensive, holistic approach to help you feel good and have a healthier, happier sex life.
Up to 19% of gynecologic patients acknowledge dissatisfaction with their sexual lives, but as few as 3% feel comfortable broaching this sensitive subject with their physician.
Sexual dysfunction can be caused by a wide range of issues. The most common of these issues are:
- Difficulty with sexual arousal
- Lack of sexual desire
- Pelvic pain
- Vaginal dryness
- Difficulty achieving orgasm
It can be hard to ask your doctor about these issues, but starting a conversation is the first step towards helping solve these problems.
There are many “causes” for sexual dysfunction, which is a very complex issue, and many factors often coincide or intersect to affect your sex life.
- Hormonal issues, such as perimenopause & menopause or birth control pill use
- Physical issues, such as vaginal dryness, infection or pelvic pain
- Medications, such as anti-hypertensives and antidepressants
- Interpersonal or relationship issues
- Personal history of pain, abuse, difficult relationships
- Anxiety & Depression
- Self-esteem issues
Fortunately, there are many great treatment options, including new medications that can help address your sexual concerns. The first step is to make an appointment to discuss your concerns and have a comprehensive examination and conversation. We will support you and have a frank, honest discussion about your needs and appropriate treatment options in a supportive environment.
Treatment options may include:
- Hormonal management
- Pelvic pain treatment
- Pelvic floor physical therapy
- Adjustment of medication
- Addition of medication
Make an appointment today at Modern Gynecology & Reproductive Health to discuss your concerns and to see how we can help you feel better and have a healthier, happier sexual life!