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Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;40(2):267-284. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2017.01.004. Epub 2017 Mar 25.

Female Sexual Dysfunction.

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1
Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia Health System, P.O. Box 800623, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0623, USA.
2
Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia Health System, P.O. Box 800623, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0623, USA. Electronic address: emv2h@virginia.edu.

Abstract

Female sexual dysfunction can drastically diminish quality of life for many women. It is estimated that in the United States 40% of women have sexual complaints. These conditions are frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated. Terminology and classification systems of female sexual dysfunction can be confusing and complicated, which hampers the process of clinical diagnosis, making accurate diagnosis difficult. There are few treatment options available for female sexual dysfunctions, however, some interventions may be of benefit and are described. Additional treatments are in development. The development of clear clinical categories and diagnostic guidelines for female sexual dysfunction are of utmost importance and can be of great benefit for clinical and public health uses and disease-related research.

KEYWORDS:

Female sexual dysfunction; Female sexual pain disorder; Hypoactive sexual desire disorder; Sexual arousal disorder

PMID:
28477652
DOI:
10.1016/j.psc.2017.01.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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