Psychology at UTMB Health
As part of our comprehensive Woman's Health services, we offer services in clinical health psychology. With a focus on women's health, patient care services are provided in pain management, sexual health and rehabilitation.
Pelvic health disorders may be extremely uncomfortable, embarrassing, activity limiting, and painful. Avoidance of treatment can negatively impact the quality of life not just for the patient, but also their family as well. Injuries to the pelvic support structures occur during childbirth, heavy lifting, straining such as in constipation, and menopause, which leads to a weakening of the pelvic floor and a variety of anterior or posterior pelvic floor disorders. Symptoms can include sexual dysfunction and pain, pressure, abdominal pain, anemia, and depression.