Q: Where can I find a physician who shares your passion for remaining sexually active?

I often recommend that people try the North American Menopause Society's (NAMS) website. NAMS has a rigorous process for certification, so the health care providers who are a part of it are likely to be committed to continuing sexual health for women like us. The website has a practitioner finder, too, so you can see whether there's a member in your area. If that option isn't fruitful, we recently published a longer blog post with some other suggestions to explore. Good luck, and keep looking! It's important to have a health care provider you're able to communicate and work with as you navigate the years ahead.

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Michael Krychman
Michael Krychman

July 06, 2015

There are many places where you can find a supportive Health Care Professional. I agree with Barb that NAMS is a good start. There are other professional sites that have “FIND A PROVIDER” linkages- Some of my favorites are, www.acog.org, ( American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) www.isswsh.org ( The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health) www.aasect.org ( American association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists) and www.issm.info. ( International Society of Sexual Medicine)

Its also important to be brave and try to engage your health care professional when discussing sexuality. As a sexual medicine gynecologist I have no discomfort recommending sites like MiddlesexMD to buy my favorite products which include: Lelo self stimulators and accessories, Zestra essential arousal oil and the famous multi lubricant package available by MiddlesexMD. Other health care professional maybe uncomfiortable or feel that sexual wellness is not important. I disagree and feel that a sexual complaint should never be ignored. In fact sexual health and wellness may actually lead to overall health and wellness.

Do not be shy, do not ignore your sexual vitality. If your pleas fall on deaf ears maybe its time to look at some of the resources and find yourself a new advocate!

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