Managing low sexual desire in women

Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea, & Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals, West London Menopause & PMS Centre, London, UK.
Women s Health 09/2011; 7(5):571-81; quiz 582-3. DOI: 10.2217/whe.11.54
Source: PubMed


Low sexual desire is a prevalent symptom, but not one frequently volunteered by women. When accompanied by distress, loss of libido is known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder, which can have a significant impact on a woman's wellbeing. The etiology of hypoactive sexual desire disorder is multifactorial and its management requires a combination of psychosocial and pharmacological interventions. This article outlines the assessment of patients presenting with the symptom of low sexual desire and discusses the evidence for pharmacological management.

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