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Sonia Reiter

Returning to Sex Postpartum: Expectation, Preparation, Treatments for Pain and Dysfunction

  • Speaker: Sonia Reiter , OTR/L
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Abstract:

Pain with sex and sexual activity postpartum is common. This can have a profound impact on quality of life and relationships during a period of time when birthing people are already managing seismic changes to both identity and intimate relationships. Birthing people deserve education around what to expect, how to prepare and how to address any discomfort and pain with return to sex postpartum. Too many providers are not given knowledge, tools and strategies to support their patients with resuming this important activity of daily living. In this interactive and embodied presentation, I will share how to talk about the return to sexual activity with your patients, what preparation may be helpful, and strategies for addressing and treating different categories of sexual pain.