Also part of the UPMC family:
Also part of the UPMC family:

​Sexual Dysfunction

UPMC Content 2

“What can I do if I’ve lost the desire to be intimate or experience pain with intercourse?”

Sexual dysfunction can mean a number of things including the following:

  • Sexual desire disorders
  • Female sexual arousal disorders
  • Female orgasmic disorders
  • Sexual pain disorders

The most common of these disorders is a sexual desire disorder called hypoactive sexual desire disorder which can affect up to one in eight women. Other common concerns are due to pain with intercourse and can be caused by a variety of factors including:

  • Endometriosis
  • Vulvar disorders
  • Pelvic inflammation or infection

At the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, we are here to help you overcome these difficult problems. 

The first step to treating sexual dysfunction is getting a deeper understanding of your pain.  Our physicians can help you to find the source of your concern and take the first steps towards managing it.  Some of these disorders can be treated with topical creams or oral medications.  In rare cases, surgery may be an option. 

Regardless of whether you are still having menstrual cycles or not or if your pain is new or old, we have a variety of treatment options to help you.

Find a Doctor

Browse UPMC doctors and medical professionals to find the care that's right for you. Customize your search by specialty, zip code, last name, and more.


Visit the UPMC Find a Doctor website.
Make an Appointment

Find important information on scheduling your appointment or finding a doctor or service that meets your needs.


Request an appointment now.
Find a Location

Browse addresses and contact information for our network of hospitals, specialty care practices, and community health locations.


Find a UPMC location near you.
Pay Your Bill

Learn more about how to pay your UPMC bill. Find resources including payment methods and contact information for assistance.


Pay your bill now.
Find a Job

Advance your career with UPMC. Discover our latest job listings and learn about our values and career pathways.


Find your ideal job at UPMC.