Female Sexual Dysfunction

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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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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: 3 Oct 2013

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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.

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Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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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 23 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Female sexual dysfunction in patients with substance-related disorders.
 

Author(s): Alessandra Diehl, Rosiane Lopes da Silva, Ronaldo Laranjeira

Journal: Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2013 ;68(2):205-12.

 

To estimate the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction symptoms and the associated risk factors in a sample of patients with substance-related disorders admitted to a specialized in-patient care unit.

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2013

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Acromegaly is associated with higher frequency of female sexual dysfunction: experience of a single center.
 

Author(s): Ozlem Celik, Esra Hatipoglu, Süleyman Engin Akhan, Seyfettin Uludag, Pinar Kadioglu

Journal: Endocr. J.. 2013 ;60(6):753-61.

 

The aim of the study was to assess female sexual dysfunction (FSD), quality of life and depression status in female patients with acromegaly. Fifty-seven sexually active female patients with acromegaly disease (21 controlled, 36 uncontrolled) monitored by Cerrahpasa Medical School, ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2013

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P-glycoprotein (PGP) polymorphisms and sexual dysfunction in female patients with depression and SSRI-associated sexual side effects.
 

Author(s): Michael J Bly, Jeffrey R Bishop, Kelan L H Thomas, Vicki L Ellingrod

Journal: J Sex Marital Ther. 2013 ;39(3):280-8.

 

Sexual dysfunction is common with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use for major depressive disorder. Studies have shown associations between genetic variation in the adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-binding cassette, subfamily B, member 1 gene (ABCB1), which encodes the drug efflux ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Female Sexual Dysfunction" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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[The assessment and management of female sexual dysfunction].
 

Author(s): Lúcia Alves da Silva Lara, Ana Carolina Japur de Sá Rosa e Silva, Adriana Peterson Mariano Salata Romão, Flavia Raquel Rosa Junqueira

Journal: Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet. 2008 Jun;30(6):312-21.

 

Sexual dysfunction prevalence is high among women. However, doctors rarely ask about their patients' sexual life, because they feel uncomfortable or because their knowledge about investigation techniques is insufficient. The PLISSIT model, a useful tool to access human sexual function, ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 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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Clitoral Location in Relation to Sexual Function Using Pelvic Imaging
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Female Sexual Dysfunction; Anorgasmia

 

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2011

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Acupuncture for Sexual Dysfunction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD); Low Libido; Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD)

 

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2014

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