In this slideshow, Dr. Kim Gorgens makes recommendations for incorpating sexual function complications as part of the discussion in a clinic exam.
The impact of chronic inflammatory disease on sexual function may seem obvious but it is poorly understood. Pain, morning stiffness, joint swelling and fatigue can lead to a decreased sexual interest and can inhibit actual intercourse. In this article, Dr. Kim Gorgens reviews the current literature on sexual function for patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, and makes recommendations for incorporating sexual function complications as part of the discussion in a clinic exam.
Two studies show that the emotional impact of uterine fibroids is significant but support is lacking, especially in African American women.
Don’t let time constraints and large patient loads prevent you from providing a thorough well-woman visit. Are you covering all the bases?