Current approach to sexual disfunctions in women
Hikmet Yaşar, Levend Özkan, Abdulkadir Tepeler 1 *
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1 Bezmialem Vakıf Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Üroloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Even though sexual problems and sexual dysfunction are commonly observed in the society, a significant majority of the problems are not reported to the doctors, and due to this fact, remain unaddressed. In our country, the studies about sexual dysfunction are limited in number but in recent years there has been an increase in these studies. The ratio of sexual dysfunction is higher in women than the ratio in men (43%; 31%). However, there are few treatment modality about women sexual dysfunction. Most commonly observed sexual dysfunctions in women are loss of sexual interest/desire, sexual arousal dysfunctions, orgasm dysfunctions, dyspareunia, vaginismus and sexual anxiety. In DSM-IV-TR, sexual dysfunction is treated by taking stress and interfamily relation problems into consideration. According to WHO’s definition, sexual health refers the combination of physical, emotional, intellectual and social sexual existense with the techniques that would increase personality communication and love. Sexual problems damage this combination, and cause pyschological and social problems.


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Article Type: Review

J Clin Exp Invest, 2010, Volume 1, Issue 3, 235-240

Publication date: 17 Dec 2010

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