When should I call my healthcare provider if I am a woman experiencing issues with sexual function?

Many women experience a problem with sexual function from time to time. However, when the problems are persistent, they can cause distress for the woman and her partner, and have a negative impact on a relationship. If you consistently experience these problems — especially pain during intercourse — for more than a few months, see your healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment.

A note from Cleveland Clinic

And it's important to note that — for both men and women — sexual desire decreases as we age. It doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you. There are a variety of factors that affect both men and women. You and your healthcare provider can look at all the possible causes and figure out solutions for you.

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