An estimated one in four women experiences sexual dysfunction in her life. While it can occur at any time during the lifespan, it most often occurs after the birth of a baby, during menopause or during significant illness (such as cancer).
Sexual Dysfunction in women refers to a woman’s difficulty during any stage of the sexual experience.
Four Main Types of Sexual Dysfunction in Women
Diminished (or absent) sexual desire: A lessened or absent sex drive
Diminished sexual arousal: Despite a desire to have sex, patients find it difficult or impossible to become aroused or maintain arousal
Orgasmic disorder: A consistent inability to achieve orgasm, despite sufficient arousal and stimulation
Sexual pain disorder: Pain associated with sex or vaginal contact