Sexual Medicine

Sexual Medicine Specialist
It’s common for women to lose interest in sex as they get older. There are a variety of factors that lead to low libido, including decreased hormone production and other physical and emotional side effects from menopause. At Lotus Gynecology Health and Wellness in Austin, Texas, Saima Jehangir, MD, MPH, FACOG, offers sexual medicine services to restore your libido and address physical issues that can make sex uncomfortable. Call or schedule a consultation online today for personalized treatments and to rediscover your sex life.

Sexual Medicine Q & A

Lotus Gynecology Health and Wellness

What is sexual medicine?

Sexual medicine includes treatments and therapies to restore your libido and the physical sensations of sexual intercourse. While there are many reasons you may have a low libido, Dr. Jehangir provides comprehensive consultations, including a physical exam, blood work, and a detailed conversation about your overall health, wellness, and lifestyle.

Once Dr. Jehangir identifies the cause of your low libido, she creates a treatment plan to address your needs, offering a variety of therapies and procedures to restore your sexual health and well-being.

What causes loss of libido?

Many women experience libido loss as they approach and reach menopause. This is because your body produces less of the hormones that regulate your sex drive and reproductive system.

You might also suffer libido loss after you’ve given birth or if you have had chemotherapy or use other medications, like antidepressants. Lower hormone levels can make it challenging for you to become aroused or even feel interested in physical intimacy.

The hormonal changes of menopause, after pregnancy and childbirth, and following chemotherapy also cause physical changes like vaginal dryness and thin, fragile vaginal tissue, which can make sex uncomfortable.

What sexual medicine treatments are available?

Dr. Jehangir offers a wide range of surgical and minimally invasive sexual medicine treatments and therapies, including:

  • Laser vaginal rejuvenation (diVa®)
  • Testosterone therapy for women
  • Pelvic floor therapy
  • Hymenoplasty
  • Labiaplasty
  • Treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder
  • Pelvic floor therapy
  • Pelvic floor reconstruction
  • O-Shot® (coming soon)

Dr. Jehangir recommends the procedures or therapies that best address the underlying cause of your low libido and sexual dysfunction. For example, if you have a low sex drive because of low hormone levels, she provides hormone therapy to restore both your estrogen and testosterone levels.

However, if you have a physical condition preventing you from enjoying or wanting sex, she can offer treatments to repair and restore your vaginal tissue and pelvic floor. Issues like anorgasmia, a condition where you struggle to reach orgasm even after ample stimulation, are often caused by a combination of physical, hormonal, and emotional factors.

If your low libido or lack of enjoyment in sexual activity is causing problems in your relationships or overall well-being, call or schedule an appointment online today for expert, personalized sexual medicine services.