How to talk about it
Sexual health is a significant part of human health. Even if some women may find it difficult to talk about their sexuality with a healthcare professional, concerns related to sexual health are appropriate in a medical context.
Healthcare professionals deal with problems related to genitourinary functions on a daily basis. They are fully aware of sexual health issues, so it is completely normal and acceptable to disclose any sexual health problems without fear. Do not be shy to take proper action and discuss your health with your physician - nothing should be taboo when it comes to your health!
There are several ways to handle the subject:
- Raise the topic with your family doctor, who will decide whether to treat you or refer you to a specialist.
- Consult any other physician or specialist if you prefer.
- Consult a sexual health professional (e.g. sex therapist, psychologist, or someone else, depending on your expectations).
- Your healthcare professional is there to help you.
- If you feel as though you should be talking about it, talk about it.
- Solutions, like Zestra®, are available to help you better adjust to the changes you may go through in your life.
- You can discuss the subject directly with your healthcare professional; there is no need to wait for your doctor or gynecologist to address the subject.