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Sexual Health Month

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. If you are having sexual health concerns, know that you are not alone. Many women experience issues with sexual health in their lifetime. Your OBGYN is a great resource as a starting place to address these concerns. Sometimes there is something specific causing pain or irritation that can be treated. Your OBGYN may also be able to identify if there are any medications or substances you are using that may be impacting your sexual health. Once they evaluate your concerns, they may also be able to refer you to a sexual health counselor or physical therapist for additional treatment.

As providers, we see four main types of concerns related to sexual health.

  1. Desire and arousal problems
  2. Orgasmic problems
  3. Sexual pain
  4. Sexual problems caused by medication or substances

The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists has published a frequently asked questions page about sexual health which you can refer to at the link below.

https://www.acog.org/patient-resources/faqs/womens-health/your-sexual-health

Author
Sarah Belliotti, MD

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