Sexual Wellness

Compassionate Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Downtown, Syracuse, NY & North, Syracuse, NY

Your sexual wellness is an important part of your physical and emotional well-being. Compassionate Family Medicine — with four New York offices in Downtown Syracuse, North Syracuse, Baldwinsville, and Lyncourt — provides comprehensive care that meets all your health and wellness needs. Whether you’re concerned about a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or struggling with low libido, the family medicine practice can help. To schedule your sexual wellness appointment, call today.

Sexual Wellness Q & A

What is sexual wellness?

Your sexual wellness includes the physical, emotional, and social well-being related to your sexuality. Sexual wellness isn’t just about the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unwanted pregnancy, but also how positive and safe sexual experiences benefit your health and well-being.

To promote sexual wellness, you need access to safe and nonjudgmental medical care. Dedicated to providing comprehensive care to all who need it no matter their socioeconomic status, Compassionate Family Medicine offers sexual wellness services to men and women of all ages.

The practice provides testing for STDs, birth control and family planning consultations, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction conditions like erectile dysfunction. 

What conditions affect sexual wellness?

Your sexual wellness may be affected by physical or mental health conditions. Common conditions that affect sexual wellness include:

  • STDs
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Menopause
  • Low testosterone
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems

Compassionate Family Medicine conducts comprehensive evaluations when you come to the office with concerns regarding sexual wellness.

The goal of your exam is to identify the root cause of your concern and provide the most appropriate care. If the practice is unable to meet your special health needs, they make referrals to specialists who can. 

When should I get an STD check?

Most STDs develop without causing symptoms, and you shouldn’t wait for symptoms to get an STD check. You should get tested if you:

  • Suspect you have an STD
  • Have a new sexual partner
  • Have more than one sexual partner
  • Had unprotected sex
  • Have a sexual partner who tested positive for an STD

You should also get an STD check if you’re experiencing STD symptoms, such as genital pain, foul-smelling genital discharge, or pain during intercourse.

Compassionate Family Medicine offers confidential and nonjudgmental in-office STD testing for HIV, hepatitis, and herpes, to name a few.  

When should I seek medical help for erectile dysfunction?

If you’re unable to maintain an erection long enough to have sexual intercourse, you may be struggling with erectile dysfunction and should contact Compassionate Family Medicine to schedule an evaluation. Erectile dysfunction is very common and affects nearly 30 million men in the United States. 

You receive a comprehensive evaluation, which may include testing your testosterone levels, to discover the root cause of your erectile dysfunction, and treatment. If your condition requires the support of a specialist, Compassionate Family Medicine provides a referral. 

To schedule your sexual wellness appointment, call Compassionate Family Medicine.