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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006;49(10):2043-2054.
Published online October 1, 2006.
Female Sexual Dysfunction.
In Sook Sohn
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. sohnis@kuh.ac.kr
Female sexual dysfunction includes desire, arousal, orgasmic and sexual pain disorders which result in significant personal distress and may compromise women's health and affect their quality of life. Recent media attention to therapies like sildenafil has led to increasing patient awareness and a desire to seek help from their physician. Despite this, many gynecologist fail to acknowledge female sexual dysfunction as a result of lack of sufficient training. Sexual dysfunction in women is a multifactorial and high prevalent disease. Approaching female sexual dysfunction involves an open discussion with the patient, followed by thorough physical examination and laboratory testing. Therapy consists of patient and partner education, behavior modification, and may include individualized pharmacotherapy. In this article, basic evaluation and treatment strategies which may be successfully provided by gynecologist for most female sexual dysfunction are outlined.
Key Words: Female sexual dysfunction, Evaluation, Treatment
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