Sexual health

Sexual health is an essential part of women’s lives. We offer confidential and discrete appointments with one of our team of expert consultants.

We understand that sexual health is an integral aspect of women’s overall well-being and quality of life.

All of our consultants have vast experience in looking after women and their sexual health. All our consultations will be held in safe, comfortable and confidential clinic, and we are certain that we can help you!

Understanding Sexual Health

Sexual health encompasses all manner of physical and emotional aspects related to sexuality. It involves a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, and an increased understanding of the dynamics of sexual health can lead to an improvement in sexual experiences.

Importance of Sexual Health

  • Physical Well-being
  • Emotional Well-being: a healthy sexual relationship can enhance emotional intimacy and satisfaction, and improve your self-esteem and quality of life.
  • Relationship Dynamics: Open communication and mutual respect are essential for maintaining healthy relationships. Addressing sexual health concerns can strengthen the bond between partners and improve relationship satisfaction

Common Sexual Health Concerns

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

The symptoms of an STI can include:

  • Unusual discharge from the vagina
  • Pain when you pass urine
  • New lumps, bumps, blisters or rashes around the genital area
  • Unscheduled vaginal bleeding
  • Itching

Common Causes

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Genital warts
  • Genital herpes
  • Pubic lice
  • Scabies

What the STI Consultation Involves

You will have a 30 minute consultation where you can discuss any concerns that you may have in a safe, comfortable and confidential setting.

If necessary an examination may be performed and appropriate tests can be arranged. These might include:

  • Vaginal and Cervical swabs tests
  • A Cervical smear test
  • Screening for HPV
  • Appropriate blood tests
  • Pelvic Ultrasound scanning

All results will be shared with you in a confidential manner, and we may recommend that your partner(s) are also tested or treated to ensure that you don’t become re-infected later on.

Family Planning and Contraception

Sexual Dysfunction

Many women will experience problems with sexual function at some point in their lives, and this can occur at any stage of life, whether it’s the first time you’ve had sex, or when you are through the menopause, it can occur in certain situations or be there every time you have sex.

We know how much of an impact this can have on your physical and emotional  well-being, and we have a vast amount of experience in dealing with your concerns in a sensitive, informative and respectful manner.

Causes

  • Physical - you may find sex painful. This can be a sign of Endometriosis
  • Hormonal - a decrease in hormones, particular oestrogen, in the lead up to and after the menopause can result in reduced blood flow to the vagina, as well as a decrease in lubrication. This can lead to the vagina feeling dry, and intercourse being uncomfortable, and sometimes provoke bleeding. Many women will find a generalised reduction in their libido due to these hormonal changes too. Our experienced consultants can help guide you on the best ways to feeling great again!
  • Psychological/social - we can explore any reasons why you may be experiencing sexual dysfunction, and if we are not able to help with certain aspects, we will be happy to refer you to a specialised service in psychosexual medicine.

Period Problems

Menopause

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