Patty Brisben shares why many women don't talk about sexual health issues with their physicians.
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Empowher Women’s Health Online Her Medical Encyclopedia Why do many women refrain from discussing sexual health issues with their doctors? I think women are very uncomfortable, you know you take over 95% of women who go into their healthcare provider with the specific question regarding sexual health, these women chicken out before they even get into the examining room you know with their question. Because they feel embarrassed, they feel their question will be dismissed, they feel like they’re not going to get the answers that they’re seeking and so therefore they don’t–many, many times women will just suffer in silence. And not even ask their healthcare providers, they’re not comfortable with it. So many of our healthcare providers only have anywhere from 3 to 10 hours of human sexuality so you're not equipped to answer to these questions.
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