Today's Woman -  - Gynecologist

Sharan Abdul-Rahman, MD, MBA, NCMP

Gynecologist located in Philadelphia, PA

Sexual Health Specialist

Adult women of any age can enjoy fulfilling sexual health, but many women neglect this area of their lives. Dr. Sharan Abdul-Rahman, OB/GYN and founder of Today's Woman, a unique boutique gynecological practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an expert in this area and ready to answer all your questions.

Sexual Health Q & A

How often should you have pelvic exams?

Most women need to have yearly pelvic exams, but healthy women may need exams less often. Women who suffer from reproductive or sexual problems may need to have exams more than once a year.

What happens during a pelvic exam?

During a pelvic exam, Dr. Rahman will not only check on your reproductive system wellness but will also provide help in several other ways. A pelvic exam may include a Pap smear and an HPV test. If needed,

Dr. Rahman can provide contraception and family planning guidance.

Tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be done at this time if needed. If you're sexually active or have been sexually active in the past several years, it's best to have screenings for sexually transmitted diseases on a regular schedule. The earlier that a sexually transmitted disease is identified, the better your chances for effective treatment.

What types of contraception are available?

There are many different options in contraception today. Dr. Rahman is happy to review the options with you to determine what works for you best. It's important to remember that none of the contraception methods guard against disease; they are designed to prevent pregnancy. Contraception options include:

  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs): Both hormonal and copper versions
  • Oral contraceptives (birth control pills)
  • Birth control implant
  • Birth control shot (Depo-Provera)

When used as directed, all of these forms of contraception are extremely effective.

How does sexual health change as you age?

The female body undergoes significant changes moving into and through the menopause years. Many women experience menopause symptoms like vaginal dryness and lack of libido. However, these symptoms are very manageable and treatable.

It's especially important that you don't neglect your health — including your sexual health — during menopause. Hormone replacement therapy, lifestyle changes, and other types of treatment can combine to help you maintain your sexual vitality and overall health and wellness at every stage of life.

Insurances Currently Accepted

Dr. Rahman accepts most major insurance providers. Please call the office directly with any questions.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Capital Blue Cross
Independence Administrators
Independence Blue Cross
Keystone Health Plan East
Personal Choice

Words from our patients

  • RateMDs

    "My daughters and myself go to Dr. Abdul-Rahman. She is very kind, and she is a great listener. She's a very good doctor and I would recommend her to anyone."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I appreciated her professionalism and knowledgeable explanations given during each part of the examination. I would recommend her services and will return."

    Danielle P.
  • Vitals

    "Great gynecological exam experience. I enjoyed having her as my doctor. Office has a patient portal, you can see your results promptly."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Abdul-Rahman was not only knowledgeable and caring, but she was extremely educational during the entire the visit. I came away knowing my own body better."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Abdul-Rahman is a fantastic doctor. She really takes the time to sit down and meet with you. I have a very unusual condition and she has been tremendously helpful."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "It was a pleasure to meet with Dr. Rahman. She talked to me and answered my questions and explained things to me that were never answered by my previous gynecologist."

    Verified Patient