Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What is a good way for a woman to start the conversation with her health care provider about menopause and intimacy?

The best way to start a conversation with your physician about menopause and its effect on intimacy is to be honest, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians.

Though it can seem like a delicate subject to some people and might feel uncomfortable to talk about at first, it’s important to be honest with your doctor.

If you have a physical issue, such as vaginal dryness, it’s important to be clear and tell your doctor the issue so he or she can work with you to find a solution.

If it’s a matter of decreased desire, you could tell your doctor you’re not as interested in intimacy as you used to be and need help to find out why. Your doctor will be happy to work with you to find a solution that meets your personal needs.

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Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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