Female Sexual Dysfunction

Approximately 40 million women in the United States experience some form of sexual dysfunction. This can affect multiple aspects of a woman’s life, including psychological well-being and the relationship with their partner.

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Reigniting Women's Sex Lives

Countless women in the United States suffer from various types of sexual dysfunction: from low sexual desire to inability to achieve orgasm, or pain with intercourse. With millions of dollars spent by drug companies hyping the incidence of male sexual dysfunction each year, hardly any is devoted to women.   

Dr. Gittens is a board certified urologist and clinical associate professor in urology and Ob/Gyn, and one of an elite few that is specially trained to treat women's sexual dysfunction. He takes the time and effort to understand your particular situation and craft a treatment plan that will be safe and efficient, just for you.

Low Libido

Low libido (aka hypoactive sexual desire disorder) is a common complaint among women. It is characterized as lack or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity (low sexual desire).  There are multiple factors that can decrease our desire such as hormonal changes, family and stress. As time goes on, the situation can cause emotional distress, depression and even alienation from your partner. This is why it is important to seek answers to why you may not feel as sexually healthy as you used to.

In order to determine the best course of treatment, at Philadelphia Center for Sexual Medicine or New York Center for Sexual Medicine we will consider your medical history and pertinent information while undergoing a thorough evaluation.  Dr. Gittens provides effective treatment for your low libido to help you obtain the sexual drive you are lacking.

Arousal Disorder

Arousal disorder affects approximately 30% of women with female sexual dysfunction. Women with arousal problems may or may not have the desire for intercourse, but they have difficulty maintaining arousal during foreplay or sex, or have difficulty becoming aroused. This can stem from hormonal conditions, stress, or other physical ailments.

Signs of arousal disorder can be lack of vaginal lubrication, decreased genital stimulation and decrease in genital swelling.

Dr. Gittens is fellowship trained in sexual medicine and expert at treating this problem. We form an effective treatment plan for your symptoms of decreased sexual arousal allowing you to function at your best.

Orgasmic Disorder

Almost 20% of women are unable to obtain an orgasm. This can be extremely frustrating for you and your partner. Female orgasmic disorder can be defined as a delay or absence of attaining an orgasm following sufficient sexual stimulation and arousal. This can cause personal distress and problems with many other aspects of life.

Pain with Intercourse

There are many reasons that may cause a woman to have pain with intercourse. Although pain with sex is much more common in the time close to and extending through menopause, it can also occur in younger women. The effects of pain with intercourse can be devastating to many women and they may stop or avoid having intercourse with their partner. Some common causes of pain are inflammation, infection, muscle spasm and abnormal nerve pain.

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Dr. Gittens heads the leading center for treatment of male and female sexual medical conditions. We pride ourselves on taking the time to treat each patient individually, with compassion and discretion.

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Dr. Gittens is a leading expert in sexual medicine. As a board certified urologist — fellowship trained in sexual medicine and microsurgery — he is uniquely qualified to treat both men and women.

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