Sexual health concerns are very common in the menopause transition. These are deeply personal and private concerns that few health care providers bring up or have the education and training to help with.
Rest assured, you are not alone. Your sexual health is an important part of your overall health, your sense of well-being, and how you feel about yourself and your relationship. The vast majority of women will not need to see a sex therapist to improve their sex life.
Sexuality is something that we can address and work on together as I have had many hours of additional education and training in women’s sexual health in graduate school, at UCSF, as part of my ongoing continuing medical education and my membership in the International Society of Women’s Sexual Health.
I also teach workshops on Women’s Sexual Health at medical and nursing conferences and to women’s groups.