Every woman needs to be aware of her sexual health and embrace her physical, mental and social well-being as it relates to her sexuality. It requires an ability to understand the need for a positive and respectful approach to sexuality, sexual relationships and the responsibility for safe sexual experiences. Being sexually healthy is an important part of our physical and emotional health.
Our doctors want to ensure that you have access to sexual health information, education and care including preventive care (birth control) and treatment of sexually transmitted disease.
The libido or sex drive as it is more often referred to, is a person’s overall drive or desire for sexual activity. It is influenced by biological, psychological and social factors. The libido can be affected by many factors such as medical conditions, medications, lifestyle, relationship issues and age.
Sexual desires are an important factor in the formation and maintenance of an intimate relationship in both men and women. If there are changes in your sexual desire it is advised to have a discussion with your physician.
For those that would like to prevent pregnancy there are a number of techniques available. The most common forms of contraception are: birth control pills, vaginal rings, Depo-Provera (injection), and intrauterine devices. To determine the best form of contraception depends on a number of factors and are best discussed with your physician.