Yes. For Idaho Residents, we accept:
Mountain Health Co-Op
Telehealth & Counseling (Idaho Residents Only):
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Direct payment through the Athena Health platform
Credit or debit card
Education Only (Available for Anyone, Anywhere):
Credit or debit card
Loss of interest in sexual activities that you use to enjoy, decreased desire, concern about your level of sexual desire, dissatisfaction with your level of desire, or feeling that you and your partner have different levels of desire.
Life stress, busy schedule, major life changes, depression, anxiety, medications, hormonal changes, and health changes.
Pain during sex is not normal! BUT, painful sex is common and treatable. There are various options to treat painful sex. Getting to the root of the cause is key. Pain with sex, also known as dyspareunia, can be caused by emotional trauma, pelvic floor dysfunction, hormonal changes, neurogenic sources, by not allowing for enough time to let the body adjust to the intimate moment, or by not enough lubrication.
No. Hormone therapy might be an option for you based on symptoms alone.
Perimenopause typically occurs in your early 40's (but some people see hormonal changes in their 30's) and is characterized by changes in menses, vaginal dryness, pain with sex, vaginal itching, vaginal burning, mood swings, hot flashes, recurrent UTIs, depression, sleep disturbances, fatigue, memory and/or concentration changes, loss of sexual desire.
Cessation of menses for 1 year, vaginal dryness, pain with sex, vaginal itching, vaginal burning, mood swings, hot flashes, recurrent UTIs, depression, sleep disturbances, fatigue, memory and/or concentration changes, loss of sexual desire. Yep, same as perimenopause... so why don't we talk about these changes before they occur???
Most people experience menopause between the ages 48-55, with an average age of 51. Estrogen starts to decrease in your 40s (think PERIMENOPAUSE!).
Dr. Jen is a nurse practitioner that focuses on sexual health counseling and education. She is not a sex therapist, but many people's concerns can be addressed with counseling and education. If sex therapy is recommended she can help you find someone.
Sex therapy is for people that need more intense, long-term sexual health support. Sex counseling provides education and helps you develop short-term solutions for long-term improvement in your sexual health.
Education empowers someone with knowledge on a health concern. It focuses on general health information and a discussion on standard of care solutions. Education is not individualized medical advice and does not include diagnosis, recommendations may be made to seek evaluation from a medical provider (if you are outside of Idaho). Counseling digs into the past, present, and future and may include diagnosing an issue. If you live in Idaho and are seeing Dr. Jen for counseling and medical treatment is necessary, she can prescribe for you.
Painful urination, increased frequency of urination, urgency but little to no urine, and blood in urine can be signs of a UTI. Eros Health can treat UTIs via telehealth.
Yes! Absolutely. Eros Health can prescribe oral birth control pills and vaginal rings. We can not do IUD or Nexplanon (even though these are great options).
Mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue, typically seen with people who are lactating. It is caused by poor emptying of milk. It's not your fault though. Mastitis can be hard to prevent no matter how much you breastfeed.
Yes! Absolutely. It is encouraged to continue breastfeeding. But seek medical advice to help you manage it appropriately.
It depends. Antibiotics are often needed and can be prescribed via telehealth but, if caught soon enough there are non-pharmacological options.
Sex Ed shouldn’t stop after that uninformative middle school class you took. At Eros Health, sex education is individualized, one-on-one visits to meet your needs. We may cover concepts about anatomy, how the body works, conception, pleasure (self and partner), desire, and more.
Sex education at Eros Health is individualized to meet your needs.
Prenatal education visits are individualized to meet your needs. We may cover concepts about anatomy, fetal development, nutrition, common discomforts of pregnancy, complications in pregnancy, labor/birth preparation, birth plans, complications in labor/birth, high risk pregnancy, sibling adjustment, partner support, and more.
No! We are happy to see all folks, anyone with sexual health concerns.
Being a midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner in an obstetric and gynecology clinic I had the opportunity to discuss intimate sexual health concerns with people. I realized that people were not seeking out sexual health care, but when asked about their levels of pleasure, satisfaction with their sex life, or sexual health concerns, people wanted to talk. Many had never been asked about pleasure or desire, and they didn’t need to go to a medical clinic to learn about and improve their sex lives. Eros Health was created to be a safe space for people to discuss intimacy, body awareness, desire, libido, sexuality, and pleasure.