Dr. Giraldi explains if women with diabetes are more likely to experience sexual problems.
Some studies shows that they are, yes. I can say yes, they have, because at least they have a higher risk of having depression is a product, we know that depression has a negative effect on desire, yeah.
In women, we don’t have a lot of evidence but we think that diabetes has a negative impact on women’s sexuality, meaning that they have higher risk of having problems with dryness of the vagina. They have a higher risk of having a depression and also desire problem which is also combined with depression. And they have a higher risk of having infections in the vagina, meaning that that is also very negative for your sexual function.
So overall we think that women with diabetes have a higher risk of having sexual problems, also because they have a chronic disease that makes them tired and dependent on medication and dependent on regulation of the disease.
About Dr. Giraldi, M.D., Ph.D.:
Dr. Annamaria Giraldi, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in female sexual dysfunction. Her research interests include the connection between diseases and female sexual function, and the treatment of sexual desire problems in women.
Dr. Giraldi is associate editor for The Journal of Sexual Medicine. She is a member of the European Society for Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.