Sexual Dysfunction

If you’re wondering where your sex drive went, take heart. Most women experience some form of sexual dysfunction at some time in their lives. At Spectrum Health, our gynecologists will listen to your questions and give you the answers you need. Don't worry, nothing you ask will be new to us. In fact, this is our specialty, so put our knowledge to use. The right medical advice can help you reclaim a more satisfying sex life at any age.

Sexual dysfunction includes lack of desire for sex, inability to get aroused or have an orgasm, as well as pain during sex. Many women have occasional sexual problems due to aging, illness, medications, stress, depression or relationship problems. Chronic problems or worries about sex should be discussed with a trusted health care provider.

Treatments for Sexual Dysfunction

Intimacy issues can harm or destroy even the best relationships. Whether you have physical factors, emotional factors or both, treating symptoms is probably easier than you think. Remember, this is what every reproductive health doctor went to school for.  Don't let shyness steal your sex life. 

Get started with some of the ways we can help, here, and make an appointment. Let's talk treatments to rev up your relationship.

Anti-Anxiety Medicine
Anti-anxiety medicine can reduce the physical and emotional symptoms of stress, which can lower your sex drive.

Complete Physical Exam
A physical exam can reveal possible libido-killers, such as medicine you take, an infection or internal condition.

A qualified therapist can help identify and resolve emotional or relationship issues that are affecting your relationship.

Hormone Therapy
Whether menopause is the culprit or there's another imbalance, a prescription to restore balance can make a big difference in eligible patients. If you have a cancer history or certain risks, this may not be for you.

Vaginal Estrogen
Estrogen cream applied to the cervix and vagina successfully fights vaginal atrophy. This thinning and drying of internal tissues can cause pain during sex. Longer-term, slow release vaginal estrogen rings are now available, too. Ask your doctor if either of these are right for you.