Women experience problems with sexual function at some point in their lives. Sexual dysfunction is quite common affecting almost 30-50% of women globally.
Sexual activity incorporates interpersonal relationships, each partner bringing unique attitudes, needs and responses into the coupling. A breakdown in any of these areas may lead to sexual dysfunction. This can be a lifelong problem, or it can happen later in life.
Female sexual dysfunction may be due to a number of causes. Traumatic injury to the genitals or pelvic region, surgical intervention, extensive bike riding, underlying medical conditions, hormonal imbalance, and medications can cause sexual dysfunction.
The American Psychological Association (APA) classifies female sexual problems as-
► Mental disorder - loss of sexual desire or arousal
► Discomfort during intercourse
► Diminished blood flow to the vagina
► Trauma-related aversion to sex
► Inability to achieve orgasm
Almost all causes of sexual dysfunction are treatable. Communicating the concerns and understanding onesí body and its normal response to sexual activity are important steps toward gaining sexual satisfaction.
Latest Publications and Research on Female Sexual DysfunctionPredictors of Sexual Debut Among Young Adolescents in Nairobi's Informal Settlements. - Published by PubMed
Motor neuron dysfunction in a mouse model of ALS: gender-dependent effect of P2X7 antagonism. - Published by PubMed
Female sexual dysfunction in women with thyroid disorders. - Published by PubMed
[Sexual satisfaction and related factors in women previously treated for gynecological cancer]. - Published by PubMed
Remission of the female sexual dysfunction in morbidly obese female patients with the Scopinaro procedure. - Published by PubMed