“Sexual dysfunction” is a term used to describe a number of different problems. In males, issues such as erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation may occur. Female sexual dysfunction may involve vaginal spasms, painful intercourse, or a significant drop in libido. As much as sexual dysfunction has been associated with growing older, the conditions that fit into this term may affect women of all ages. If you live in the Katy area, you are not alone in managing sexual health. Contact the Katy office of Dr. Taryll Jenkins for the care you need.
Factors in the development of sexual dysfunction
There are several reasons why a woman may develop difficulty with libido or sexual performance. Some may be medical or physical in nature, while other factors are psychological or emotional. These may include:
- Drug use
- Side effect from medication. Decreased libido is a possible side effect of antidepressant medications
- Hormonal imbalance during or after pregnancy and during peri-menopause and menopause
- A stressful life event or chronic stress
- Untreated depression or anxiety
- Cardiovascular disease
Do you require care for sexual dysfunction?
One of the issues with obtaining proper care for sexual dysfunction is that a woman may question whether help is available for her concerns. Some of the symptoms of sexual dysfunction include:
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Painful intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Inability to become aroused
- Inability or difficulty reaching climax
Getting the treatment that you need
Dr. Taryll Jenkins offers compassionate care in a comfortable environment. Our staff understands that it can be difficult to discuss concerns related to sexual function. We give you the opportunity you need to address your concerns with an experienced team. A thorough consultation and examination is performed to initiate care for sexual dysfunction. However, because this is a complex issue, it may be difficult to accurately identify an exact cause. Investigation may include hormone testing and discussion of lifestyle factors.
Why struggle with sexual dysfunction when compassionate help is available? Contact Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine today for a personal consultation with your Katy OBGYN. With diagnostic testing and discussion, you can find a way to feel better about your quality of life.
Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine
Connect with Dr. Jenkins on . Linkedin
We offer general care, gynecology
, and obstetrics
services that span all stages of a woman's life.
Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD
received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.
Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG
received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.
Dr. Maria Torres, MD, FACOG
earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, before completing residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She’s an expert in infertility evaluation and high-risk pregnancies.
Back to General Gynecological Care Home Page