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Relationship between hypoactive sexual desire disorder and aging


Hayes R.D. Dennerstein L. Bennett C.M. Koochaki P.E. Leiblum S.R. Graziottin A.
Relationship between hypoactive sexual desire disorder and aging
Fertility and Sterility, 2007 Jan; 87 (1): 107-112

Objective: Explore the association between Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) and aging. The American Foundation of Urologic Disease and the American Psychiatric Association stipulate that HSDD is only diagnosed when both low sexual desire and sexually related personal distress are present.
Setting: Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy) and the USA.
Conclusions: The proportion of women with low desire increased with age while the proportion of women distressed about their low desire decreased with age. Consequently, the prevalence of HSDD remained essentially constant with age. This may explain why no association between HSDD and age is often reported in the literature.

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