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As many women know, female sexual dysfunction affects more than intimacy. It affects your everyday life, from your comfort to your confidence. At Atrium Health Women’s Care Sexual Health, we get to the root of your condition. Led by an OB/GYN specializing in sexual health conditions, we provide customized treatments for women of all ages and help you find the answers you deserve.

Ask your doctor for a referral to our clinic. If you’re a returning patient, please call 704-304-1176.

Sexual health – what to expect from Atrium Health Women’s Care

From diagnosis to treatment and beyond, we’re your advocates. We want you to feel heard and empowered in improving your sexual health. Here’s why patients choose us:

  • Personalized visits. Your first visits might include a comprehensive sexual health screening, a pelvic exam, blood work or imaging. As we learn about you and your condition, your visits and care plan are focused on what’s right for you.
  • Team approach. Led by an OB/GYN, our team specializes in treating sexual dysfunction in women of all ages. To treat your condition at its source, we might include other specialists in your care. This can be urogynecologists, physical therapists, mental health specialists and more across Atrium Health.
  • Advanced treatment options. You get easy connection to some of the most advanced treatments available, as well as medication and counseling if you need it. This includes laser therapy at Atrium Health Women's Care Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery.

Sexual health conditions we treat

We treat all women’s sexual health conditions. This includes:

  • Sexual arousal disorders, including no response to stimulus and unwanted arousal
  • Low sexual desire, or low libido, and other issues with sexual desire
  • Pain during sex, including dyspareunia and pelvic pain
  • Anorgasmia, or difficulty reaching orgasm, and other orgasmic disorders
  • Issues after surgery or radiation, such as side effects from cancer treatments or hysterectomies

Sexual health treatments

A sexual health condition is often more than one concern. Treating it requires a balance of therapies from a coordinated care team.

Common sexual health treatments include:

  1. Hormone therapy, such as hormone replacements and progesterone creams. These treatments can level out your hormones, improving vaginal lubrication and libido.
  2. Laser therapy for vaginal dryness. This quick procedure helps blood flow return to the vagina, promoting healthy tissue growth.
  3. Medication therapy. We may prescribe medication as part of your treatment plan. For example, medications can help with hormone imbalances, pain management and depression.
  4. Procedures. Sometimes a procedure is the best way to treat what’s causing your condition. We’ll go over your options and help you choose the right one for you.
  5. Sexual counseling. Sexual dysfunction affects more than your physical health. A counselor or therapist can help you navigate and cope with the mental and emotional symptoms.
  6. Patient education. We help you better understand your condition, treatments and how to overcome sexual barriers.

A message from Dr. Davenport

Our clinic is a safe space, and everything we do is evidence-based. Learn more about what makes us unique and what you can expect from our care.

Our Providers

Meet the team at Atrium Health Women’s Care Sexual Health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Female sexual health is a specialty focused on a woman’s physical, emotional, mental and social well-being, including their ability to have and enjoy sexual activity.

Symptoms can vary depending on your condition. Some common symptoms of sexual dysfunction are:

  • Pain during sex
  • Low or no sexual desire
  • Arousal issues
  • Difficulty or inability to have an orgasm

Sexual dysfunction isn’t your fault and is something many women face. Several factors can affect your sexual health, including certain conditions, treatments and mental health disorders.

Female sexual dysfunction affects more than intimacy. It affects your everyday life, from your comfort to your confidence. In addition to not enjoying sexual activity, many women with sexual dysfunction face depression and other mental health disorders. 

Medication therapy and counseling can often be used to treat orgasmic dysfunction. The best treatment for you depends on what’s causing your condition.

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