Sexual Health Specialist

Gynecologists located in Princeton, NJ

Sexual Health
Sexual Health services offered in Princeton, NJ

Sexuality is a normal part of life and an area in which everyone deserves to achieve the highest possible function and enjoyment. At Markidan Gynecology and Women's Health , we understands the importance of sexual health and work with the women in our care to ensure they have everything they need to make the most of this so important aspect of their lives.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at (609)-683-3661.  We are conveniently located in Princeton, New Jersey.

Sexual Health Q & A

What is sexual health?

Sexual health is far more complex than simply working to reduce disease risk. It encompasses your physical health and the emotional, mental, and social aspects of your sexuality. Only through this type of holistic lens can sexual health care be truly effective. 

Some of the issues that fall under the category of sexual health include:

  • Birth control
  • Sexually transmitted disease prevention, screening, and treatment
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Finding ways to enjoy a healthy sexual bond with your partner(s)
  • Understanding sexual rights

Does sexual health change over time?

The way you think about sex and its role in your daily life can change over time. A prime example is in the case of new parents. Faced with the adjustments of caring for a new baby, the healing process that follows childbirth, and the hormonal shifts that women go through during this time, their sexual needs and desires will almost certainly change. 

Menopause is another time when your sexual health can change. Not only does the process of menopause change aspects of your physical reproductive function, but hormonal shifts can also change your cognitive function, sleep quality, and much more. 

Although sexuality can become more or less of a focus at various points in life, there should be no time when your sexual health is not a valid area of concern. You deserve to enjoy this aspect of health and wellness just like any other, regardless of your age or phase of life. 

A common problem is painful intercourse.  Can it be addressed?

Painful intercourse (Dyspareunia) is an issue experienced by many women and can have a serious negative impact on the quality of life.  The key to addressing Dyspareunia is identifying the underlying cause(s), which might include: pelvic muscle dysfunction, vulvar conditions, vaginal discomfort related to infection or medication, or menopause.   Identifying the underlying cause(s) is not always straightforward.  In most instances, it requires an initial thorough exam and a close ongoing collaboration between the physician and the patient.  

Depending on the underlying cause, treatment options can include pelvic floor physical therapy, oral or topical medications, or readjustment of current medication, such as birth control.

If you would like to discuss management of and evaluation of your sexual health concerns, please call Markidan Gynecology and Women’s Health today to schedule a visit.