Bridge City Family Medical Clinic

Sexual Wellness

Primary Care, Mental Health & Wellness serving Portland, OR

Sexual Wellness

Sexual Wellness Services offered in Portland, OR

Sexual wellness is a critical part of your overall well-being. At Bridge City Family Medical Clinic in Portland, Oregon, the experienced providers offer guidance, screenings, and support when it comes to sexual wellness for women, men, and those in the LGBTQ community. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your appointment to discuss any questions or concerns you have about your sexual wellness. 

Sexual Wellness Q&A

How does a primary care practice promote sexual wellness?

As a primary care practice, Bridge City Family Medical Clinic can help guide patients in aspects of sexual wellness such as:

  • Learning about open communication and consent with partners
  • Addressing safe sex practices, including the use of condoms
  • Offering sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • Counseling on contraception if you’re sexually active and not planning a pregnancy
  • Discussing, diagnosing, and treating sexual dysfunction

Your provider will also make sure you are up-to-date on any necessary screenings and vaccinations. 

You can make an appointment that’s specifically focused on sexual wellness, or you can discuss any sexual health concerns at regular appointments. 

How do you support the sexual wellness of LGBTQ individuals?

The providers at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic offer an inclusive and nonjudgmental environment for LGBTQ patients. The team is knowledgeable about LGBTQ health issues and offers culturally competent care.

Your provider understands that gender-affirming care is crucial for transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, which may involve hormone therapy, gender-affirming surgeries, or mental health support. 

If you’re a member of the LGBTQ community and you’re facing mental health challenges due to stigma or discrimination, the providers at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic can offer support or refer you to therapists or support groups.

What treatments do you provide as part of sexual wellness support?

Treatments depend on what issues you’re facing when it comes to sexual wellness. If you have an STD, for example, your provider will prescribe antibiotics or other treatments to help resolve symptoms. 

For patients needing contraception, the team can offer prescriptions for birth control or provide information about methods such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants.

If you’re struggling with sexual dysfunction, bioidentical hormone therapy like Biote® pellets may be an answer. The hormone therapy balances sex hormones in men and women to help address issues like vaginal dryness, erectile dysfunction, and poor libido. 

Depending on the complexity of your case, your provider may refer you to a specialist for counseling or more detailed treatment.

Make an appointment at Bridge City Family Medical Clinic today. Reach out by phone or through this website online.