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Sexual Health

Whatever your age or stage in life, your women's health care provider at Kaiser Permanente medical offices is here to address any issues you may have with your sexual health. From birth control to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to concerns about sexual identity, we can answer your questions and help you enjoy a safe, fulfilling sex life throughout your life.

Healthy sexuality begins when you feel confident in your own skin. Your body changes dramatically when you're a young teen, and again when you're older. If you have issues with how your body looks as you mature, talk to your doctor.

Because sexual activity can increase your risk of certain infections and diseases, maintaining a preventive screening schedule is critical. Many sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia can be successfully treated if detected early.

While issues around sexuality may arise at any age, specific challenges during and after menopause are common. Be assured that most physical symptoms that may come with menopause can be addressed successfully. And, if you remain healthy, there's no reason why you can't enjoy sex well into later life. 

Don't let shyness or embarrassment keep you from discussing your most intimate issues with your women's health care provider. We're committed to helping you enjoy a safe, satisfying sex life, and are here to help you with any of your concerns.