Sexual desire disorders in women


Sexual desire disorders in women
in: Porst H. Buvat J. (Eds), ISSM (International Society of Sexual Medicine) Standard Committee Book, Standard practice in Sexual Medicine, Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 2006, p. 315-319
Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder is defined as absent or diminished feelings of sexual interest or desire, absent sexual thoughts or fantasies and a lack of responsive desire. Motivations for attempting to become sexually aroused are scarce or absent. The lack of interest is considered to be more than that due to a normative lessening with the life cycle and length of a relationship. The complaint of low desire becomes a clinically relevant sexual disorder when it causes severe personal distress to the woman.

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