Project Aims to 'Spark' Conversation on Female Sexual Dysfunction

October 24, 2016
Caitlyn Fitzpatrick

There are many reasons that women and their healthcare providers may not want to discuss female sexual dysfunction – for one, it can be awkward for both parties. However, it doesn't have to be.

There are many reasons that women and their healthcare providers may not want to discuss female sexual dysfunction — for one, it can be awkward for both parties. However, a short conversation can make a considerable difference with the difficult subject.

Leah S. Millheiser, MD, from Stanford Health, explained that as women get older, they may not want to talk about this sensitive topic with their doctors. On the other hand, providers may be hesitant about approaching the topic with their patients. So what can you do? Keeping in mind that overcoming that apprehension can leave the patient feeling better about their sexual health should be a motivator. Millheiser also pointed out a new website, Find My Spark, that can help patients direct the conversation in a positive, beneficial direction.

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