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Improving sexual health: a guide for physicians and patients

A recent study reveals that nearly half of women experience some form of sexual dysfunction, highlighting the need for open conversations between patients and healthcare providers. Experts recommend implementing the "5As" framework, which includes (1A) Asking patients about their sexual health, (2A) Advising them on common struggles, (3A) Assessing their condition with standardized questions, (4A) Assisting by providing treatment options, and (5A) Arranging follow-up visits. Medications can contribute to sexual dysfunction, and physicians should conduct medication reviews to address this. Treatment options range from prescription drugs to therapy, including medications like Flibanserin and Bremelanotide, testosterone (off-label use), hormone replacement therapy, and nonpharmacologic interventions such as sex therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness meditation.

If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual health concerns, visit our website at and schedule an appointment at Cline Medical Group today. Our expert healthcare professionals are ready to provide guidance and discuss the available treatment options to improve your sexual well-being.


Prescription medications require a consultation with one of our licensed healthcare providers. During the consultation, our healthcare provider will assess your suitability as a candidate and provide a thorough review of the benefits and potential side effects before prescribing any medication. Please note that individual results may vary, and it is important to follow the guidance of our healthcare professionals for safe and effective treatment. Terms and conditions may apply.

The information provided on this website is for informational purposes and not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, please talk to your doctor.


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