Female sexual dysfunction is characterized by persistent, recurrent problems with sexual response, desire, orgasm or pain.
About Sexual Dysfunction
Many women experience problems with sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. It can occur at any age and it can be life long or acquired later in life. Sexual response in women involves a complex interplay of physiology, emotions, experiences, beliefs and lifestyle, and disruption in any component can have an affect on sexual desire and satisfaction. If you are experiencing low sexual desire, difficulty with arousal, inability to achieve orgasm or pain associated with sexual stimulation you may be suffering from sexual dysfunction. If your sexual problems are affecting your relationship or worry you, it may be helpful to see a provider.
Treating Sexual Dysfunction
Because female sexual dysfunction can have many possible symptoms and causes, treatment can vary. In your initial appointment your clinician may conduct a pelvic exam to check for any physical changes that may be affecting your sexual enjoyment. A discussion about your sexual and medical history will also be helpful in giving your clinician a better idea of how to approach a treatment plan specifically designed for you. Upon evaluation your care team may recommend lifestyle modifications to aid in sexual satisfaction, pelvic floor physical therapy or medical treatment that may address any underlying medical conditions. Regardless of your treatment, your care team will work with you to understand the risk and benefits and what you can expect throughout your care.
Care Team Approach
Patients are cared for by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, meaning you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our team of board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists, fellowship-trained subspecialists, pelvic floor physical therapists, advanced practice providers, and more work together to provide unparalleled care for patients every step of the way. We also work closely with referring physicians and other partners in the community to schedule and coordinate any additional care services you may need.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to deliver comprehensive, compassionate care and provide a seamless experience for women from adolescence to menopause and beyond.