19 October 2017

Sex . . . Take It Or Leave It?

It is often an embarrassing question for women to ask: What has happened to my sex drive? Loss of libido is common in women, especially as they grow older and their hormones change. However, there are many factors that can and will contribute to a woman’s diminishing sexual desire.

Hormone levels will affect a woman’s libido. While most women associate testosterone with men, it is a fact that the ovaries not only produce estrogen, but small amounts of testosterone. The fluctuations of a woman’s hormones can be caused my monthly cycles or age cycles, therefore throwing a woman’s sexual drive off balance. Hormones are often a large factor in low libido.

Hormone levels affect the dryness of the vagina, which can also be a problem—it makes intercourse uncomfortable, and the natural lubrication is full of other hormones that coincide with sexual arousal. While lubricants can help with the physical dryness, they do no solve the problem of low libido.

So many factors can be contributing to a woman’s loss of sexual want, and the best plan is to see Dr. Joanne Hinson. As a woman in practice for over 25 years, she can go over any physical or mental symptoms that you are dealing with and decide upon the best course of action for your low libido. Often, further testing may be needed, and Dr. Hinson will have a wide variety of treatment plans available to you.


Why Choose Dr. Hinson

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Passionate about her vision. Treating women as people, respecting their value as females, and as people.

25 years of OB/GYN experience, acting as the only doctor for most of her patients , treating other medical needs as well.

Emphasizes a partnership with the patient in her health care, strongly advocating her responsibility in her health.

Focused, nonjudgemental listener, effective communicator and educator.

Considers the patient's overall health, mental state, and social issues as possible factors contributing to her present problems.

Considers the female body as a whole, not just the pelvic region.

Committed to staying current with changing guidelines and treatment options.

Continuously updating skills with emphasis on minimally invasive and in-office procedures.

More About Dr. Hinson

For 25 years Dr. Joanne S. Hinson has provided compassionate healthcare to the women of Salt Lake City, Utah and beyond. From puberty to menopause, Dr Hinson provides the best personalized GYN services… caring for the whole woman.

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