female sexual dysfunction


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female sexual dysfunction

impaired or inadequate ability of a woman to engage in or enjoy satisfactory sexual intercourse and orgasm. Symptoms, usually psychological in origin, include dyspareunia, vaginismus, persistent inability to reach orgasm, and inhibition in sexual arousal, so that congestion and vaginal lubrication are minimal or absent. Causes may include anxiety, fear, negative emotions associated with sexual arousal and intercourse, and interpersonal problems. Neurological dysfunction may also be present. Treatment is focused on eliminating physical problems and sexual anxieties and on enhancing erotic sensitivities. Compare male sexual dysfunction. See also sexual dysfunction.

female sexual dysfunction

A component of female sexual arousal disorder, which is characterised by the inability to achieve or maintain adequate genital lubrication.
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