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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.

Sexual Dysfunction Treatment at UT Health Austin

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

We have assembled a team of experts that includes specialized physicians and surgeons, pelvic floor physical therapists, associate providers, dietitians, and social workers. This team enables us to provide the right care for you at the right time. For some patients, nonsurgical interventions such as lifestyle modifications, pelvic floor physical therapy and medication can help improve a condition. Whatever your needs, our team is here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.