“Sex and menopause are totally appropriate subjects
for discussion in the healthcare setting, and solutions
to midlife sexual problems are out there for the taking”.1

Umbrella
What may the Sexual Health Help Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Counseling
  • Psychosexual Therapy (PST)
  • Sex Counseling/Therapy
  • Sexual Advice

Services

What services may help with sexual health?

In How To Get Help With Your Sexual Health the (United Kingdom) Sexwise explain:

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“You can contact:

  • General practices
  • Contraception clinics
  • Sexual health clinics
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing clinics (genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics)
  • Pharmacies
  • Specialist sexual assault centres

Sexual health clinics are clinics that provide contraception and infection testing services”.2

Health Care Provider

What if I would like help with my sexual health?

If you would like help with your sexual health, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

In Sexual Health & Menopause Online the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) reassure:

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“Sex and menopause are totally appropriate subjects for discussion in the healthcare setting, and solutions to midlife sexual problems are out there for the taking”.3

In Sexual Health & Menopause Online: Talking To Your Healthcare Provider About Your Problem the NAMS also note:

“If your provider asks about your sex life or sexual function, don’t miss the opportunity to be frank and look for help. More important, if your provider doesn’t ask specifically about your sexual function, don’t be afraid to bring up a distressing sexual problem yourself when you’re asked, “How are you feeling?” Most providers today are comfortable addressing such a problem; if your provider is not, consider looking for another.

There is absolutely no need to suffer (or let your relationship suffer) in silence”.4

The Mayo Clinic also encourage us to talk about sex explaining:

“Your health has a big impact on your sex life and vice versa. Don’t be embarrassed about discussing sex with your doctor. Your doctor can be a reliable source of information on sexual health. He or she can help you manage chronic conditions and medications that affect your sex life. Your doctor can help you understand how sexual activity may change throughout your life”.5

In Sex & Relationships: Relationships – What Can You Do To Help Your Relationship? the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health elaborate on:

“One of the most important things is to be able to discuss your thoughts and problems openly in your relationship.

If this is difficult, perhaps your partner could visit your doctor with you and you can discuss your concerns together. Or, you could both visit a psychologist who specialises in couple’s therapy. You might have to go for only one or two sessions, but the therapist should be able to help support you in your communication”.6

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  1. Sexual Health & Menopause Online. North American Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org/for-women/sexual-health-menopause-online Accessed: 28 June 2022
  2. How To Get Help With Your Sexual Health. Information Last Updated: January 2021. Sexwise https://www.sexwise.org.uk/where-to-get-help/how-get-help-your-sexual-health Accessed: 28 June 2022
  3. Sexual Health & Menopause Online. North American Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org/for-women/sexual-health-menopause-online Accessed: 28 June 2022
  4. Sexual Health & Menopause Online: Talking To Your Health Care Provider About Your Problem. North America Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org/for-women/sexual-health-menopause-online/effective-treatments-for-sexual-problems/talking-to-your-healthcare-provider-about-your-problem Accessed: 28 June 2022
  5. Have Questions About Sex? Ask Your Doctor. 01 October 2020. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/sexual-health/in-depth/art-20048805 Accessed: 28 June 2022
  6. Sex & Relationships: Relationships – What Can You Do To Help Your Relationship? Last Updated: 16 July 2021 | Last Reviewed: 17 December 2017. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/sex Accessed: 28 June 2022

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