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The Things Patients Believe Are Between Them and Their Partner
Discussion-worthy problems range from a distressing sexual slump to a violent situation at home.

Reasons to talk about this: Your gynecologist can be a good person to ask about orgasms—and why you're not having them, says Jan Shifren, MD, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School. She might talk to you about potential anatomical challenges or refer you to a sex therapist, a women's health physical therapist, a couples counselor or other specialist. If you're in a dangerous or threatening relationship, Shifren wants you to know that your doctor has been trained to deal with these issues and has helpful resources on-hand—and she won't share this information with anyone without your permission.

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