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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The terms "Female Sexual Dysfunction" returned 26 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Survivorship: sexual dysfunction (female), version 1.2013.
 

Author(s): Crystal S Denlinger, Robert W Carlson, Madhuri Are, K Scott Baker, Elizabeth Davis, Stephen B Edge, Debra L Friedman, Mindy Goldman, Lee Jones, Allison King, Elizabeth Kvale, Terry S Langbaum, Jennifer A Ligibel, Mary S McCabe, Kevin T McVary, Michelle Melisko, Jose G Montoya, Kathi Mooney, Mary Ann Morgan, Tracey O'Connor, Electra D Paskett, Muhammad Raza, Karen L Syrjala, Susan G Urba, Mark T Wakabayashi, Phyllis Zee, Nicole McMillian, Deborah Freedman-Cass,

Journal: J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Feb;12(2):184-92.

 

Cancer treatment, especially hormonal therapy and therapy directed toward the pelvis, can contribute to sexual problems, as can depression and anxiety, which are common in cancer survivors. Thus, sexual dysfunction is common in survivors and can cause increased distress and have a ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2014

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Efficacy trial of an Internet-based intervention for cancer-related female sexual dysfunction.
 

Author(s): Leslie R Schover, Ying Yuan, Bryan M Fellman, Evan Odensky, Pamela E Lewis, Paul Martinetti

Journal: J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Nov;11(11):1389-97.

 

The recent NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship recommend systematic evaluation and multidisciplinary treatment of cancer-related sexual dysfunctions. However, most oncology professionals fail to routinely assess sexual problems and lack expertise to treat them. An Internet-based intervention ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2013

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Psychological correlates of sexual dysfunction in female rectal and anal cancer survivors: analysis of baseline intervention data.
 

Author(s): Errol J Philip, Christian Nelson, Larissa Temple, Jeanne Carter, Leslie Schover, Sabrina Jennings, Lina Jandorf, Tatiana Starr, Ray Baser, Katherine DuHamel

Journal: J Sex Med. 2013 Oct;10(10):2539-48.

 

Sexual dysfunction represents a complex and multifactorial construct that can affect both men and women and has been noted to often deteriorate significantly after treatment for rectal and anal cancer. Despite this, it remains an understudied, underreported, and undertreated issue ...

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2013

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The terms "Female Sexual Dysfunction" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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The history of 'Female Sexual Dysfunction' as a mental disorder in the 20th century.
 

Author(s): Katherine Angel

Journal: Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2010 Nov;23(6):536-41.

 

To provide an overview of conceptualizations of female sexual problems, and 'Female Sexual Dysfunction' in particular, throughout the 20th century, especially in relation to psychiatry and mental illness.

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2010

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Female sexual dysfunction: therapeutic options and experimental challenges.
 

Author(s): Kyan J Allahdadi, Rita C A Tostes, R Clinton Webb

Journal: Cardiovasc Hematol Agents Med Chem. 2009 Oct;7(4):260-9.

 

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a prevalent problem, afflicting approximately 40% of women and there are few treatment options. FSD is more typical as women age and is a progressive and widespread condition. Common symptoms associated with FSD include diminished vaginal lubrication, ...

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2009

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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The Impact of a Topical Vasodilating Cream on Female Sexual Experience
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Female Sexual Dysfunction

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2012

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Effects of Spinal Cord Injury on Female Sexual Response
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Female Sexual Dysfunction; Multiple Sclerosis; Spinal Cord Injury

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2006

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Comparative Effects of Nebivolol and Metoprolol on Femal Sexual Function
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertension; Female Sexual Dysfunction

 

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2012

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