Female Sexual Dysfunction

Common Name(s)

Female Sexual Dysfunction

Female Sexual Dysfunction refers in general to a persistent, recurrent problem with sexual response or desire. Female Sexual Dysfunction may occur at any point in life and may be continuous or happen only occasionally. There are several types, and a woman may experience one or more of the types. The types include: Low sexual desire, Sexual arousal disorder, Orgasmic disorder, and Sexual pain disorder. Any of the types of Female Sexual Dysfunction can affect the woman’s emotional and physical relationships. This coupled with stress can lead to depression and an unfulfilled physiological lifestyle. Female sexual dysfunction is caused by multiple factors.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Female Sexual Dysfunction" for support, advocacy or research.

HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Female Sexual Dysfunction" for support, advocacy or research.

HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

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Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Female Sexual Dysfunction" returned 40 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparative analysis of copper intrauterine device impact on female sexual dysfunction subtypes.
 

Author(s): Mehmet Sakinci, Cihangir Mutlu Ercan, Safak Olgan, Hakan Coksuer, Kazim Emre Karasahin, Oguzhan Kuru

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Feb;55(1):30-4.

 

To examine the effect of copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) subtypes.

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2016

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Female sexual dysfunction.
 

Author(s): Duncan S Armstrong

Journal: CMAJ. 2015 Nov;187(17):1312.

 

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2015

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Female Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Non-Malignant Cervical Diseases: A Study from an Urban Chinese Sample.
 

Author(s): Jiehua Ma, Yanjing Kan, Aixia Zhang, Yu Lei, Bin Yang, Ping Li, Lianjun Pan

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Non-malignant cervical diseases are common causes of disease among women worldwide. Although many studies have focused on sexual function in women with cervical cancer, little is known about the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction and its risk factors in women with non-malignant ...

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2015

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The terms "Female Sexual Dysfunction" returned 15 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Female sexual dysfunction: Assessment.
 

Author(s): J B Sharma, Bharti Kalra

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2016 May;66(5):623-6.

 

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a common complex clinical condition, with multiple etiologies, association and pathophysiologic correlations. This review includes the definition, etiology, and diagnosis of FSD. It calls for a bio psychosocial approach to FSD management, which incorporates, ...

Last Updated: 17 May 2016

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Prevalence and predictors of female sexual dysfunction: a protocol for a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Megan E McCool, Melissa A Theurich, Christian Apfelbacher

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Sexual function is an essential component of life. For this reason, sexual dysfunction can have a negative impact on the wellbeing of men and women alike. Since the turn of the 21st century, research on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) has gained momentum. While FSD is often assessed ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2014

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Les lanternes rouges: the race for information about cycling-related female sexual dysfunction.
 

Author(s): Sarah N Partin, Kathleen A Connell, Steven M Schrader, Marsha K Guess

Journal: J Sex Med. 2014 Aug;11(8):2039-47.

 

Cycling is growing in popularity among women. As in men, it is associated with genital neuropathies and decreased sensation in female riders. However, there is a gap in research and information addressing the relationship between cycling and female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in women.

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Surface Stimulation for Female Sexual Dysfunction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Female Sexual Dysfunction

 

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2016

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Evaluation of Vitamin D in Women With PCOS and Sexual Dysfunction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Female Sexual Dysfunction; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2017

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Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

 

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2016

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