Gynecologists Shying Away from Discussing Sexy Times with Patients

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Gynecologists Don’t Want to Hear About What Ladies Do with Their Ladyparts

Jezebel
by Doug Barry
March 24, 2012

According to a self-flagellating report in what should be called the Journal of Sexual Healing but is instead prosaically named the Journal of Sexual Medicine, a national survey of OB-GYN sexual history screenings have revealed that doctors are shying away from discussing sexy times with their patients.

The University of Chicago survey found that while two thirds of OB-GYNs regularly inquire about their patients’ sexual activity, only 40 percent of those surveyed ask questions about sexual dysfunction. Additionally, a mere 29 percent of those doctors routinely ask about patients’ sexual satisfaction, and only 28 percent bother confirming patients’ sexual orientation.

What could the consequences be of not discussing all the lurid, sticky details of your harlotry with your gynecologist? A whole Pandora’s box of worry, shame, guilt, and feelings of isolation if you’re one among the third of young and middle-aged women (or about half of older women) who experience some sort of sexual problem such as low desire, pain during intercourse or lack of pleasure during sex. According to the report’s author, Stacy Tessler Lindau, M.D.,

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

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