New trend offers different approach to sexual healing
Talking about sex can be a difficult topic for patients to discuss with their doctor.
Some opt to skip the topic all together during a routine visit.
We’re putting the spotlight on women who may have a difficult time discussing issues with maintaining a healthy sex life.
A newer trend in medicine has many women saying, "It's about time."
It offers women a team approach to sexual healing, and it may not be what you think.
Until Kelly Marcum got to Doctor Somi Javaid of the Ohio Center for Sexual Health, every provider with which she shared her symptoms pretty much wrote her off because of her young age.
The problem was that blood tests confirmed something was wrong with her hormones and testosterone.
Doctor Javaid is now one of the few practices in the country partnering patients with obstetricians, gynecologists, sex therapists and other providers in one practice to do one thing: narrow the gender gap and allow this to be a topic women come forward with to get help they deserve.
Together along with Dr. Sarah Bartlett, the team does research - not just on sexual health medications - but on therapies such as the core intima laser, which can be used both internally and externally.
For Kelly Marcum, finding the right team, getting the right therapy and medical treatment made all the difference.
This center for sexual health sees patients from all over the country.
In most cases health treatments are covered by medical insurance plans.