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Did you know that sexual dysfunction affects more women than men in the United States? About 43% of women are affected by sexual dysfunction, yet most of the research in this area is dedicated to men’s sexual health. At Urology Associates P.C. we understand that sexual dysfunction is common in women which is why we work closely with patients to offer solutions for more fulfilling, satisfying intimacy at home. Below you can get a closer look at the sexual dysfunction in women to learn about the solutions available for this problem.

Possible Causes

Sexual dysfunction in women may be related to a low sex drive or the inability to become aroused. For other women, the issue may be associated with an inability to orgasm during sex or pain during sexual activity. The underlying causes of these physical boundaries may be hormonal imbalances, the use of certain medications, anxiety, or past sexual traumas. Therefore, it is necessary to have a detailed discussion with your doctor about your sexual history to formulate a treatment plan that will be most beneficial for you.


A diagnosis of sexual dysfunction may include a physical exam to identify any conditions that may be responsible for pain or discomfort during sexual activity. Your doctor will ask detailed questions about your sexual history to gain a better understanding of the possible physiological problems leading to a loss of sexual ability or interest.

Treatment Options

Since female sexual dysfunction is a complex problem, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. If any physical causes of sexual dysfunction are identified during your exam, your doctor may focus primarily on treating these issues. Your doctor can also offer educational resources about human anatomy, and changes in sexual function related to the aging process. Beyond these measures, you may use special exercises, or arousal techniques to become more engaged with sexual activity and intimacy with your partner.

Urology Associates P.C. strives to create a comfortable care environment where you will be able to speak openly about sexual dysfunction and the treatment options available to you. You can schedule a consultation with a member of our expansive Nashville team by calling 888-656-0667.