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Effective treatment of a
sexual problem requires a high level of comfort
between you and your health professional, and between you and your partner. Because a
sexual problem often has multiple causes, treatments cannot be universally
applied—what works for one woman may not work for another. An effective
treatment plan will address and manage the cause and then build and strengthen
intimate communication between you and your partner. The best results will help
you find methods for having more satisfying sex.
Treatment may include communication counseling for you and your
partner, psychological therapy with a goal of building your emotional
well-being, and sex therapy. Sex counselors and therapists are trained to
provide guidance for women to develop their sexual expression. Therapies may
The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
(AASECT) certifies sexuality health professionals. For information, see the
AASECT website at www.aasect.org.
February 22, 2012
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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