Sexual Health

Sexual Health services offered in Burlington, MA

Sexual health concerns are common among women, but fortunately, exceptional gynecology services are within reach at Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. in Burlington, Massachusetts. The board-certified obstetrics and gynecology specialists offer superior sexual health care to women and teenagers. Schedule a women’s sexual health exam by phone or request one online today.

Sexual Health Q & A

What is women’s sexual health care?

Sexual health care for women includes evaluations, diagnostic testing, and treatments, if needed to address common sexual health conditions many women face at some point during their lifetime. The board-certified Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. providers are highly skilled and have many years of experience.

What are examples of women’s sexual health concerns?

Common sexual health issues among women include:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced stimulation
  • Painful intercourse 
  • Bleeding during sex
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Vaginal infections 

Due to aging and hormone imbalances, women may also experience mood swings, a slowed metabolism, reduced muscle mass, fatigue, and weight gain. Treating hormone imbalances helps minimize these bothersome symptoms. 

What are the common causes of women’s sexual health problems?

While the cause of sexual health concerns isn’t always clear, common risk factors include:

  • Aging
  • Menopause 
  • Low hormone levels
  • Stress
  • Obesity
  • Poor nutrition
  • Lack of exercise
  • Medical conditions
  • Some medications
  • Past trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Risky sexual behaviors

The good news is that treatment with the Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. providers can restore your sexual health and reduce symptoms. 

How does a provider diagnose my condition?

To screen for sexual health issues, your specialist checks your vital signs, weighs you, and reviews your symptoms. They ask about your medical history, lifestyle, sexual history, medications, and more.

Your Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. provider completes a physical exam, including a pelvic exam and Pap smear (if necessary), to screen for cervical cancer. You might need blood testing, STD tests, urine testing, an ultrasound, or a hysteroscopy based on your risk factors.

Your provider also discusses your sexual health goals and treatment preferences.

How are women’s sexual health problems treated?

Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. offers an array of treatments for common sexual health concerns in women, including:

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Medications
  • STD treatments
  • Infertility counseling
  • Birth control
  • Family planning
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Weight loss counseling
  • Vaccinations 
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Specialist referrals

Your Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. specialist tailors each treatment to your personalized needs and follows up with you routinely to ensure outstanding sexual health. 

They offer vaccinations to protect you against contracting certain STDs and offer lifestyle advice to further reduce your chance of encountering sexual health problems.

Schedule a women’s wellness exam yearly at Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. or more often if you have a gynecological problem or develop unusual symptoms. 

To safeguard your sexual health, call Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. or request an appointment online today.