|May 2002 · Vol. 14, No. 5
Few seek sex therapy with male partners
I concur with the points Barbara Levy, MD, raises in her article, “Break the silence: discussing female sexual dysfunction” [March], especially the need for physicians to raise the subject. In fact, I post an open letter in my office that informs patients of my willingness to provide sexual counseling, as it was a formal part of my OBG residency training. However, I insist that their male partners also participate. Perhaps because of this, very few have sought therapy.
It is important to note that of the patients who do seek counseling, perimenopausal women (ages 40 to 50+) most frequently report having decreased libido compared with other age groups.