Dr. Miriam Sivkin is an OB-GYN located in Milford, Connecticut at the Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Association. As the only licensed sex therapist in the state of Connecticut, Dr. Sivkin has extensive knowledge and expertise in treating any problem that a couple of experiences during intercourse.
Why Does it Hurt to Have Sex?
There are many reasons that a couple may experience painful intercourse, whether they are male or female. Medically, painful sex is referred to as dyspareunia and results in a loss of pleasure and stimulation during intercourse.
The pain may be either physical or psychological. Dr. Sivkin’s background as an OB-GYN as well as a licensed sex therapist allows her to pinpoint where the pain is coming from, and address the root cause of the issue. For instance, painful sex may be caused by a naturally occurring bodily process such as menopause, or may be caused by severe stress. It is crucial to have an OB-GYN that not only takes the physiological component into account but also the psychological components of sex in order to holistically address the condition.
What Will Sex Therapy Look like?
Every session with Dr. Sivkin will look different. Depending on the problem that is deduced, Dr. Sivkin may recommend a variety of different treatments. In order to pinpoint the problem, Dr. Sivkin will obtain a detailed medical history, and most likely ask questions about the problem and your sex life. Based on her synopsis, a treatment will be prescribed that addresses the cause of the issue. This may include talking, training, or medication.
Does Sex Therapy Require Multiple Visits?
Dr. Sivkin’s extensive and effective therapy will most likely require multiple visits. This is to ensure that the patient is reducing their symptoms, as well as returning to a normal, healthy functioning sex-life. However, each patient has a unique situation. While some patients may require more visits, others may require less.
It is Dr. Sivkin's goal to have every woman enjoy their sex life with their partner. In order to achieve this, Dr. Sivkin puts in the time necessary to make sure that every patient feels cared for.