Center for Sexual Health

The UCSF Center for Sexual Health offers education and treatment for sexual health concerns to women of all ages. We specialize in helping women with:

  • Arousal disorder, or a lack of response to sexual stimulation
  • Sexual health effects of menopause and perimenopause
  • Sexual dysfunction due to childbirth or physical trauma
  • Hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or decreased sexual desire
  • Pain during sex
  • Vaginal dryness

Your visit will include a thorough review of your medical history and relationship issues in addition to a physical exam. Treatments may include medications, such as flibanserin ("the female Viagra"), or hormone therapy. In certain cases, we offer minor surgical procedures to address vaginal issues that cause pain during sex. We are also experts in the use of dilators for vaginal stenosis.

Our director, Dr. Tami Rowen, is an obstetrician and gynecologist widely recognized for her expertise in women's sexual health. When needed, we refer patients to trusted colleagues including a Ph.D.-trained sexologist, mental health providers and physical therapists. For our cancer patients, we partner with gynecologic oncologists to address any reproductive health and hormonal issues caused by cancer treatment.

Related Information

How to Reach Us

We see patients at two locations:

Mission Bay Campus — Fourth St.
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Mount Zion Campus
2356 Sutter St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1754

Phone: (415) 885-7788
Fax: (415) 353-9550

Our Team

Tami Rowen
Dr. Tami Rowen,
obstetrician and gynecologist
Mindy Goldman
Dr. Mindy Goldman,
gynecologist