Sexual Healthcare

Forty percent of women have a physical, medical, hormonal or emotional issue significant enough to interfere with intercourse and intimacy.

This is a topic that is rarely broached in the doctor’s office. Even when it is discussed, many times women are not offered solutions to their pain, lack of interest, or lack of response.

While cultural factors, religious beliefs, social issues, general health, and age all influence the frequency and ability to have sexual activity, medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or neurologic problems are often the precipitating problem or complicate an existing problem.

If you have a physical, hormonal, or medical condition that has sabotaged your sex life, The Benezra Women's Care is here to help.


If your condition or procedure is not listed, please contact us and we will let you know if an appointment or referral is appropriate.

  • Post hysterectomy/ovary removal
  • Diabetes
  • Menopause
  • Hereditary genetic mutations (BRCA/Lynch)
  • Contraception-induced sexual pain or loss of libido
  • Decreased libido
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
  • Impaired arousal
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Incontinence
  • Labioplasty
  • Orgasmic disorders
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pelvic pain during intercourse

While the number of potential causes of sexual problems during menopause can seem overwhelming, there are just as many strategies and treatments for overcoming them. These include self-help measures you can adopt on your own, counseling with or without your partner, and prescription therapies or resources that your healthcare provider can direct you to. And these interventions, when properly used, have been shown to be both safe and effective in young, old, and all ages in between.

Treatment for many sexual problems often combines medications or devices with counseling (sex therapy) and/or self-help measures. Rarely does one problem have a single solution that won’t benefit from other treatments or actions. It’s also not uncommon for a woman to experience more than one type of sexual dysfunction, and therapies often overlap among various sexual problems.

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