Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science

Sexual Health

Almost half of women (about 40 percent) will suffer from sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction can occur at any stage of life, from initiation of intercourse to menopause. When we say sexual dysfunction, we mean a variety of things, including pain with intercourse, decreased libido, inability to orgasm, painful orgasm, vaginal dryness, inability to engage in intercourse, and ongoing and uncontrollable genetic arousal (persistent orgasm).

Mount Sinai’s female Sexual Health practice is comprised of gynecologists, pelvic physical therapists, sex therapists, and psychiatrists.  Working together, we evaluate the cause of sexual dysfunction and treat these conditions.

Female sexual dysfunction can affect your quality of life, self-image, relationships, and reproductive health. We often read about male sexual dysfunction in the media, but female sexual dysfunction receives little attention and remains a taboo subject.

At Mount Sinai, we hope to fill this void. Our goal is to create a warm, comfortable environment where you can feel heard and where we strive to improve your quality of life.

Causes of Sexual Dysfunction

We find that there are a variety of causes of sexual dysfunction:

  • Allergic
  • Dermatological
  • Hormonal
  • Neurological
  • Physical
  • Psychological


We address female sexual dysfunction in a variety of ways, depending on the situation. We use:

  • Compounded medications
  • FemTouch™ laser therapy
  • Hormones
  • Injections
  • Pelvic physical therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  • Vaginal dilator therapy