Ask Sofia: What is female Viagra?
“Female Viagra” and “the little pink pill” have been generating headlines and sparking talk show conversation recently as the FDA approved flibanserin (marketed under the brand name Addyi) to treat lack of female desire last month.
A woman’s sexuality is a very personal subject. Questions about STIs, libido, and painful sex may be difficult to ask, but Clinic Sofia caregivers give you a safe environment to discuss problems, testing, and preventative healthcare.
Immunizations are not only important for children; they are necessary for adults as well, especially as you age. If you have not received certain vaccinations through adulthood, now may be a good time to talk to your healthcare provider about immunizations.
If you are sexually active, but are not ready for pregnancy, your caregiver can provide a variety of contraceptive options. Some forms of contraception work by adjusting the hormones in your body, while others create a temporary barrier between the egg and sperm.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
There are many different types of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Symptoms of an STI can include itching, vaginal discharge, spotting, redness, swollen lymph nodes or severe pain.
Treating painful sex
According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, about one-third of women report having pain during sex, which can include discomfort in the vaginal or pelvic muscles, external genitals, bladders or tailbone, however, only about 25 percent will actually talk to their doctor about this issue.