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What Is The Clitoris? - Dr. Giraldi (VIDEO)

By Dr. Annamaria Giraldi Expert
 
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Dr. Giraldi describes the clitoris and discusses how sexual dysfunction should be diagnosed.

Dr. Giraldi:
Clitoris is actually the equivalent of the male penis and it’s the small tab that sits at the entrance of the vagina and it’s like the penis. It has erectile tissue, that means it’s engorged when you are sexually stimulated.

I think that, that changes should be made in the official diagnostic system because the official diagnostic system does not define them the same way as we do or the people working with it, with female sexual dysfunctions, sorry. So I think that’s the change that should be and I also think there should be an ongoing discussion of whether this is relevant for the women we try to define.

So I am not sure I need a lot of changes but I think I need an ongoing discussion on what are we defining and how are we defining it.

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.

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