Sexual health is an essential component of your overall health and wellness, yet far too many men and women overlook this central need. For those in and around Orange County and Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California, the care of Terese Harris, MD, FACOG, is a valuable resource in reaching and maintaining optimal sexual health. Learn more during a personal consultation. Online scheduling is fast and easy, or you are always welcome to call the office to set up your visit.
According to the World Health Organization, sexual health is about more than simply an absence of disease or dysfunction. It’s a matter of physical, social, and emotional well-being in relation to your sexuality.
Sexual health involves having a positive and healthy approach to sexual activity that is free from coercion, violence, and unhealthy relationships. It also encompasses identifying what you need to feel sexually fulfilled and communicating those needs to a caring partner.
Just as there are numerous things that can get in the way of overall good health, there are also many factors that can complicate sexual health. The issues that are central for you may be very different from those of a friend, family member, or even your intimate partner.
For some, sexual dysfunction is the primary area of concern. Men might suffer from erectile dysfunction, while women may struggle with vaginal dryness and desire. Hormonal fluctuations can decrease sex drive in both men and women.
In other cases, low self-esteem might be the central issue. Weight gain or changes in body fat and muscle mass can decrease your confidence both in and out of the bedroom.
Even relationship issues can throw a wrench in your sexual health. Stress, lack of sleep, and poor communication with your partner can make matters worse.
Dr. Harris works with you to identify areas of your sexual health where improvements are needed. She then helps define actions you can take to achieve those improvements.
You’ll work with Dr. Harris to create a comprehensive treatment plan focused on improving your sexual health. Treatment may include one of the new pharmaceutical options for women. Testosterone replacement in women is a powerful way to increase libido. For men, there are many great pharmaceutical options and the backbone of sexual health in men is testosterone replacement.
If hormonal imbalance is the source of your issues, Dr. Harris offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that can restore optimal balance and resolve many common sexual health issues, including lack of sex drive.
Dr. Harris is also skilled in cosmetic gynecology and offers several procedures to help you feel more confident about your body. Vaginal rejuvenation and G-spot amplification are also available.
In women, gynecologic issues can sometimes cause changes in sexual function. Dr. Harris can perform a thorough assessment and treat many different women’s health issues to improve your sexual health.
Don’t live without the rewards of a strong sexual bond with your partner when there are treatments that can help. Schedule an appointment online or by phone to discuss your needs with Dr. Harris during a personal, confidential consultation.