What is sexual dysfunction?
When you have problems with sex, doctors call it "sexual dysfunction." Both men and women can have it. There are 4 kinds of sexual problems in women:
- Desire disorders - When you are not interested in having sex or have less desire for sex than you used to.
- Arousal disorders - When you don't feel a sexual response in your body or you cannot stay sexually aroused.
- Orgasmic disorders - When you can't have an orgasm or you have pain during orgasm.
- Sexual pain disorders - When you have pain during or after sex.
Female Sexual Dysfunction: Evaluation and Treatment by Nancy A. Phillips, M.D. (American Family Physician July 01, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000701/127.html)
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