Sexual Health, Arousal disorder

Female Sexual Dysfunction: Definitions, Causes & Potential Treatments

Female Sexual dysfunction is age-related, progressive and highly prevalent affecting 30-50 percent of women 1,2,3. Based on the National Health and Social Life Survey of 1,749 women, 43 percent experienced sexual dysfunction.4 U.S. population census data reveal that 9.7 million American women ages 50-74 self-report complaints of diminished vaginal lubrication, pain and discomfort with intercourse, decreased arousal, and difficulty achieving orgasm. Female sexual dysfunction is clearly an important women's health issue that affects the quality of life of many of our female patients.

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"I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say No" - Women, Consent, and Sex Research

Female sexual functioning is an area that has long been under researched, with many activists arguing greater efforts need to be made to find out more about women's sexual health. This is particularly important given the negative treatment of women by medics/social scientists in the past and the current focus on men's sexual functioning and pharmaceuticals, where women are being left behind.

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Effect of Sacral Nerve Electrical Stimulation on Female Sexual Function

Introduction and Objective: Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of retractable micturition symptoms (InterStim®, Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN). Although the exact mechanism is not understood, therapy is felt to work by stimulating the S3 sacral nerve and modulating bladder function. The sacral plexus also plays an important role in modulating female sexual function (FSF)and response. The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate effects of the SNS on the female sexual response.

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Androgen Receptor Expression in Women and its Relationship to Sexual Function

Androgens play a vital role in maintaining women's sexual health and overall well-being as basic science research and clinical trials have begun to delineate the role of androgens in women throughout the reproductive cycle. The pathophysiologic mechanism of androgen receptor expression has been documented in numerous tissue sites including the central nervous system, vagina, pelvic floor, lower urinary and reproductive tracts; as well as in breast tissue, bone, muscle and the cardiovascular system. The impact of advancing age and estrogens on androgen bioavailability, as well as the psychophysiologic role of androgen receptor expression on sexual function demands further research to better define treatment paradigms for improving the quality of life for women across the reproductive life cycle.

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Common Causes of Blood Flow Problems

If you are having troubles with sexual arousal, engorgement, and lubrication, the culprit may well be a pelvic blood flow problem. This disorder (called Clitoral And Vaginal Vascular Insufficiency Syndrome) has a variety of causes. Each of these problems often interacts with the others. Among the most common are coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and bicycle riding.

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