Women & Sexual Health Issues
By AMNW Intern
Sociologist, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, joined us to talk about the importance of sexual health to women. The National Women’s Health Resource Center, together with the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, recently conducted a study which found 70% of women have experienced a sexual health issue, which some respondents said negatively impacted some aspects of their lives.
• According to the survey, most women say that sexual health is an important part of their overall health:
• Sexual health issues are common and affect women of all ages at any stage of life. These issues may include a lack of desire to engage in sexual activity, not being able to become aroused, or pain during intercourse, among others.
Women today have such busy lives – does sexual health really matter?
• Every woman is entitled to a satisfying, healthy sex life. Therefore, it is important women feel comfortable addressing their sexual health.
If many women experience these sexual health issues, what are they doing to address them?
What should women do if they experience a sexual health issue?
• On Monday, Oct. 26, there is a free Sex and a Healthier You event at Oregon Health & Science University’s Center for Health & Healing from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Dr. Schwartz will be a part of the panel discussion which will include Portland’s own Dr. Karen Adams and Beth Battaglino Cahill, the Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Resource Center.