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

The prevalence of sexual dysfunction in the female health care providers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
 

Author(s): Abdulrahim A Rouzi, Nora Sahly, Dana Sawan, Souzan Kafy, Faten Alzaban

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The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in Saudi and non-Saudi female health care providers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. One -hundred twenty (60 Saudi and 60 non-Saudi) sexually active female health care professionals in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2015

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Why is impaired sexual function distressing to women? The primacy of pleasure in female sexual dysfunction.
 

Author(s): Kyle R Stephenson, Cindy M Meston

Journal: J Sex Med. 2015 Mar;12(3):728-37.

 

Recent research has highlighted a complex association between female sexual function and subjective distress regarding sexual activity. These findings are difficult to explain given limited knowledge as to the mechanisms through which impaired sexual function causes distress.

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2015

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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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The terms "Female Sexual Dysfunction" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Female sexual dysfunction: definition, classification, and debates.
 

Author(s): Ching-Hui Chen, Yen-Chin Lin, Li-Hsuan Chiu, Yuan-Hsiang Chu, Fang-Fu Ruan, Wei-Min Liu, Peng-Hui Wang

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Mar;52(1):3-7.

 

Sexual dysfunction refers to difficulties that occur during the sexual response cycle that prevent the individual from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity. It is relatively difficult to estimate the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD), because the definition and ...

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Surface Stimulation for Female Sexual Dysfunction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Female Sexual Dysfunction

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2016

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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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