Sexual Dysfunction (Women) | Overview

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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.

Source

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)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00

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