Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2006 Oct;49(10):2043-2054.

Female Sexual Dysfunction

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. sohnis@kuh.ac.kr

Abstract

Female sexual dysfunction includes desire, arousal, orgasmic and sexual pain disorders which result in significant personal distress and may compromise women's health and affect their quality of life. Recent media attention to therapies like sildenafil has led to increasing patient awareness and a desire to seek help from their physician. Despite this, many gynecologist fail to acknowledge female sexual dysfunction as a result of lack of sufficient training. Sexual dysfunction in women is a multifactorial and high prevalent disease. Approaching female sexual dysfunction involves an open discussion with the patient, followed by thorough physical examination and laboratory testing. Therapy consists of patient and partner education, behavior modification, and may include individualized pharmacotherapy. In this article, basic evaluation and treatment strategies which may be successfully provided by gynecologist for most female sexual dysfunction are outlined.

Keyword

Female sexual dysfunction; Evaluation; Treatment

MeSH Terms

Arousal
Behavior Therapy
Drug Therapy
Education
Female*
Humans
Orgasm
Physical Examination
Quality of Life
Women's Health
Sildenafil Citrate
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