Female Sexual Health

Female Sexual Health Specialist
For many women, an active sexual relationship with a partner is important. Unfortunately, many issues can negatively impact this. The Clark Center for Urogynecology, in Newport Beach, California, is dedicated to improving the sexual wellness for women of all ages. Because Dr. Clark is board certified in OB/GYN, as well as in Female Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery, he has the experience and training to understand your concerns and present appropriate treatment options.

Female Sexual Health Q & A

Which female sexual health issues do you treat?

The Clark Center for Urogynecology offers treatments for several female sexual health issues. Women of all ages experience low libido, inhibited sexual desire, an inhibited sexual response, vaginal laxity, vaginal dryness, and pelvic pain. Many of these problems coexist with other conditions. For instance, vaginal laxity often coexists with vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence.  Dr. Matthew H. Clark and his physician assistants, Ana and Lauren, help patients with these intimate problems on a daily basis.  

What types of female sexual health treatments are available?

Treatments for female sexual health issues include:

  • MonaLisa Touch® vaginal laser – A dry, thinning and loose vagina can make sex less pleasurable. The MonaLisa Touch laser painlessly delivers gentle laser pulses inside the vagina to regenerate tissue and make the vaginal skin thicker, and to restore moisture. Our patients rave about how the MonaLisa Touch laser has improved their sexual intercourse experiences and made intimacy pleasurable again.
    Click here to listen to a success story from a patient treated with MonaLisa Touch.
  • The O-Shot® – Improves sensitivity and tightens vaginal skin, leading to better sexual response and sensitivity. Developed to help women experiencing painful sex and difficulty becoming aroused or reaching orgasm, this therapy is completely natural. With a simple blood draw, growth factors are extracted from your own platelet-rich plasma (blood), and then injected into numbed areas near the clitoris and upper vagina. It’s an in-office treatment that regenerates healthy vaginal tissue. Thanks to the use of topical anesthetic ointment, the procedure is painless and has an added bonus of treating minor urinary incontinence. 

  • Pelvic floor physical therapy – Sometimes pelvic pain can interfere with pleasurable intimacy. Internal pelvic floor therapy in our office can help you resolve pain and make intimacy enjoyable again.
  • Loss of libido and inhibited sexual desire – Addyi (flibanserin), a new medication, is available for premenopausal women with generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) characterized by low sexual desire. Addyi isn’t effective if the HSDD is due to relational issues, side effects of other medications, or coexisting medical/psychiatric conditions. Addyi isn’t for everyone and can cause CNS depression. Hypotension and accidental injury are also possible side effects. After a consultation, Dr. Clark can tell you if Addyi may be an option for you.

What is the first step if I suffer from sexual health issues?

Because sexual health issues are a sensitive subject for many people, finding the right care provider is important. Reach out to Dr. Clark for more information about the treatment options that may help your unique situation.

 

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