Managing low sexual desire in women

ArticleinWomen s Health 7(5):571-81; quiz 582-3 · September 2011with8 Reads
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.