SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN WOMEN
Sexual dysfunction can be really hard to talk about, both for women and for men as well. So many of these problems go untreated, leaving women feeling like their issues are rare or something to be embarrassed by. The truth is there are a wide range of sexual problems (either psychological or physical) and they affect many people, at least 30% of young and middle-aged women and up to 50% of older women.
There are many different types of sexual dysfunction:
And these can be caused by a wide variety conditions.
Pain or some form of discomfort during intercourse is very common and could be caused by:
It is important to note that sexual dysfunction is not just pain during intercourse, but another very common problem is the loss of desire for sex, low libido and lack of sexual sensation or arousal.
Any sexual health problem can be treated, but it’s important to find the right healthcare practitioner in order to get the right type of help. The right help may be a gynecologist, a psychologist, a sex therapist or maybe a physiotherapist.
How can Physiotherapy help?
If you have pelvic pain with or without intercourse, physiotherapy can help. Following a detailed assessment of the pelvic floor, its muscles and functional control, we also examine the pelvis, hips, back and the spine in order to determine a program and a treatment specifically tailored to the diagnosis.
The treatment might include: