Sexual Health Specialist In Miami

Chronic vulvar pain and pain with intercourse are common gynecological complaints but are not considered normal. Often these disorders are misdiagnosed and patients are left untreated. Dr. Sarah Bedell is passionate about these unique and distinct aspects of gynecology as they are more common than many are aware of and significantly affect a woman’s life. Since graduating residency, she has been undergoing additional training with the top Vulvar Disorder and Sexual Dysfunction expert in the country. With this training, she is able to specialize in these issues as well.


Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction can affect women in any stage of their life. It is generally classified into disorders that can affect desire, arousal, orgasm, and can include pain with intercourse. These symptoms are often distressing and can cause relationship strains. Fortunately, there are new medications and modalities that can be prescribed for these conditions.

Vulvar Pain

There are several possible causes of pain or discomfort of the vulva, or vulvodynia, including genetic or immunological factors, hormonal factors, nerve conditions, allergic reactions or tightness of the muscles of the pelvic floor. Vulvar pain or discomfort can feel like burning, irritation or discomfort during intercourse. Through a thorough discussion and detailed examination, the underlying condition or conditions becomes more clear.

Vulvar Skin Conditions

The skin of the vulva and vagina is different from the skin on the rest of a woman’s body. Because of this, it can be more sensitive to certain topical products or irritants and can be prone to different skin diseases. Chronic itching of the skin, pain in the vulva or pain with intercourse can indicate a possible underlying vulvar skin condition. Possible skin conditions include vulvar eczema, lichen sclerosus or lichen planus.

Conditions that Dr. Sarah Bedell treats:
– Lichen sclerosus
– Lichen simplex chronicus
– Lichen planus
– Plasma cell vulvitis
– Chronic yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis
– Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis
– Vulvodynia
– Vulvar vestibulitis
– Hypertonic pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
– Pudendal neuralgia
– Decreased libido, arousal or orgasm
– Recurrent tearing of the vulva

If you feel that you have any of the following conditions, please make an appointment for an evaluation.

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The field of medicine that takes care of women is gynecology, and it differs from obstetrics because it only treats women who are not pregnant. Gynecology encompasses numerous examinations and tests, which we offer at our office, that are all designed to detect health issues that can significantly affect a woman’s reproductive health and well-being.

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Vulvovaginal Disorders & Sexual Dysfunction

Chronic vulvar pain and pain with intercourse are common gynecological complaints but are not considered normal. Often these disorders are misdiagnosed and patients are left untreated.

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Patient Feedback


After 31 years of annual visits and the delivery of my daughters, I can say with all sincerity and honesty that Janet Gersten is an excellent doctor. She is knowledgeable, honest, reliable, caring and most importantly, she listens. Her staff is very good and the office is pleasant and clean. If you want a wonderful doctor, Janet Gersten will not let you down!.  


  I have been to many gynecologists over a number of years. It was such a welcome surprise to be met by an attentive and most professional physician and her staff. In an era where much of the doctor’s time has become occupied by a computer screen, I never once felt like I was in competition and vying for her attention. My complex gynecological issues were handled expeditiously and treated appropriately. Most importantly, Dr. Gersten took the time to answer my questions and discuss healthy options  

Jocelyne S.

  Doctors Joanna, Sarah and Victoria are just simply great and extremely knowledgeable! Throughout my pregnancy, they would keep all of my wishes and plans in mind and go the extra mile. The doctors and their staff show compassion, excitement and empathy if they see me concerned or when I ask questions. The clinic has the most professional staff I have encountered during any of my pregnancy check ups. I would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a OB-GYN. They will always hold a special place in my heart..  

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