Female Sexual Dysfunction Specialists

Greater Hartford Urology Group

Urologists located in Hartford, Glastonbury & Enfield, CT

Female sexual dysfunction is more common than you think, but with proper treatment, it doesn’t have to prevent you from enjoying your intimate moments. Greater Hartford Urology Group provides state-of-the-art treatments for female sexual dysfunction, conveniently located in Hartford, Enfield, and Glastonbury, Connecticut. To book an appointment, simply call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book using the online scheduling tool.

Female Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

What is female sexual dysfunction?

Female sexual dysfunction encompasses a variety of conditions that interfere with your ability to enjoy sex. It can occur at any stage of life and can manifest in only certain sexual situations or all sexual situations.

Even though female sexual dysfunction is fairly common (with 43% of women reporting some degree of difficulty), many are embarrassed or reluctant to discuss it. If you’re experiencing any form of female sexual dysfunction, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with one of our team members. There are many treatment methods available that can successfully ease or eliminate female sexual dysfunction.

What are the different types of female sexual dysfunction?

There are a few ways that female sexual dysfunction can manifest, including:

  • Reduced Sexual Desire: Reduced sexual desire is the most common type of female sexual dysfunction and entails a loss, lack, or reduction in sexual interest.
  • Sexual Arousal Disorder: Sexual arousal disorder is a condition where you have difficulty becoming aroused or maintaining arousal before or during sexual activities. It can happen in conjunction with or separate from reduced sexual desire.
  • Orgasmic Disorder (Anorgasmia): Orgasmic disorder is characterized by a consistent difficulty or inability to achieve an orgasm, despite sufficient arousal and stimulation.
  • Sexual Pain Disorder: Women who suffer from sexual pain disorder experience physical pain in association with vaginal contact or sexual stimulation.

 

What causes female sexual dysfunction?

Female sexual dysfunction has many causes, including both physical and psychological factors. 

The physical conditions that can lead to female sexual dysfunction are vast, and include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Neurological diseases
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Menopause
  • Hysterectomy
  • Circulatory conditions
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Vaginismus


The list of psychological factors that can cause female sexual dysfunction is likewise extensive and can include depression, anxiety, and past sexual trauma.

How do you treat female sexual dysfunction?

There are a variety of treatment methods that are successful in easing and eliminating female sexual dysfunction. One of our physicians will conduct a thorough exam and assessment before working with you to devise a treatment plan best suited to your particular needs and condition.

If your sexual dysfunction is rooted in a physical condition, they will begin by addressing that first. This might include hormonal therapy, recommending lifestyle changes, or prescribing certain medications. If your condition is caused by psychological factors - counseling, education, or coaching might be recommended.

To learn more about the treatment options for female sexual dysfunction, schedule a visit with the team at Greater Hartford Urology Group today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.