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Let's Talk Female Sexual Dysfunction

Let's Talk Female Sexual Dysfunction

Posted on: 05 May 2023

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May is Women’s Health Month, a time to spread awareness about topics that involve women’s health. Women’s Health Month is a great time to bring light to topics that many may shy away from talking about, such as female sexual dysfunction. Female sexual dysfunction can involve many things like issues with pain, desire, arousal and/or orgasm.

We recently sat down with two urologists who specialize in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Maria Uloko and Dr. Suzette Sutherland. They break down each part of female sexual dysfunction and how it can be of great value for women to seek help if they are having any issues.

Here are two quotes from this talk:

Your brain is your biggest sex organ. If you come from a place of ‘I want to have sex. I’m not having sex. There’s something wrong with me,’ that’s going to be also a huge mental road block to getting to the goal of a good healthy sex life. So understanding that right now you may not be where you want to be but that there’s actual medical reasons for it. Menopause is a big one, many medications also have negative sexual side effects. Understanding that it’s not just you.” – Maria Uloko, MD

“I think it’s important for people to seek out a practitioner who specializes in this area, whether they are coming at it from a urological standpoint - they’re a urologist, they’re a urogynecologist, they’re a gynecologist, maybe they’re a primary care provider who has done extra work in sexual dysfunction or a sexual medicine specialist. But finding someone who really understands the intricacies of this is really where you’re going to find some success.” – Suzette Sutherland, MD, MS, FPMRS

Listen to the full podcast or watch the full video on YouTube on Female Sexual Dysfunction with Dr. Maria Uloko and Dr. Suzette Sutherland.

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