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Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Esther Guard, DO Reviewed 06/2018
 


BASICS

  • Very common: ~40% of women surveyed in the United States have sexual concerns.

  • May present as a lack of sexual desire, impaired arousal, inability to achieve orgasm or pain with sexual activity,...

DIAGNOSIS

  • Female sexual dysfunction is diagnosed by utilizing a validated sexual function screening instrument and a structured interview, including detailed medical and sexual history, to confirm dia...

TREATMENT

  • Set realistic goals and expectations (2)[C].

  • Address underlying medical and psychiatric conditions (3)[C].

  • Review basic sex education, sexual response, heterogeneity of normal response, and se...

ONGOING CARE

DIET

Weight reduction if overweight or obese 

PATIENT EDUCATION

  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists: www.aasect.org

  • National Women’s Health Resource Center: www....

REFERENCES

1
Latif E, Diamond M. Arriving at the diagnosis of female sexual dysfunction. Fertil Steril.  2013;100(4):898–904. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
2
Kingsberg SA, Woodard T. Female sexual...

ADDITIONAL READING

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Practice Bulletins-Gynecology. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 119: female sexual dysfunction. Obstet Gynecol.  2011...

CODES

ICD10

  • R37 Sexual dysfunction, unspecified

  • F52.0 Hypoactive sexual desire disorder

  • N94.1 Dyspareunia

  • F52.31 Female orgasmic disorder

  • N94.2 Vaginismus

  • F52.6 Dyspareunia not due to a substance or known p...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • Female sexual dysfunction is a common, complex, multifactorial problem.

  • Usually, patients with sexual dysfunction have a normal physical exam.

  • Symptoms of sexual dysfunction peak during ...

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