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What causes sexual dysfunction in a woman?

By Anonymous January 23, 2015 - 9:56am
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A study from The University of Chicago and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School reported that 43% of women experience some form of sexual dysfunction. Commonly women suffering with female sexual dysfunction will have a low sex drive, pain during or after intercourse, an inability to achieve orgasm, or problems getting sexually aroused.

Both physical and emotional issues contribute to sexual dysfunction in women.

Hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases such as liver disease or kidney failure, diabetes, heart disease, neurological diseases, and the side effects of certain medications like antidepressants contribute to sexual dysfunction.

Psychological causes include work-related stress and anxiety, concern about sexual performance, marital or relationship problems, depression, feelings of guilt, or the effects of a past sexual trauma.


January 23, 2015 - 10:43am
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