Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is a state of decreased sexual desire that has occurred as a change from a previously normally functioning level of desire that is personally bothersome with no clear identifiable initiating factors. Current treatment options are discussed.
Vestibulodynia is a general term used to describe pain in the vestibule. The vestibule is the tissue within the vulva that sits at the opening of the vagina. The vestibule is the transition between external and internal, just like a vestibule of a building is the entrance.
Dyspareunia is a general term for pain with penetration during intimate sexual contact (fingers, toy, penis). Deep pelvic pain, or deep dyspareunia, usually emerges because of other existing disorders deep in the pelvis adjacent to or touching the deeper portions of the vagina.
Vulvar dermatoses are skin disorders that affect the vulva, causing itching, burning and discomfort. These dermatologic conditions may include a type of vulvodynia, or chronic pain in the vulva. Unlike other types of vulvar pain in which there are no visible symptoms, with vulva dermatoses there ar
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a condition characterized by several signs and symptoms attributed to low estrogen levels, often associated with menopause. GSM is a very common problem that can result in vaginal dryness, sexual pain, and urinary concerns.
Persistent genital arousal disorder was first described by Leiblum and Nathan in 2001 and was initially called Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS). The name was changed to PGAD in 2006 because the condition was due to a genital arousal problem rather than a sexual arousal problem. Genitop
The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) is established to promote research and exchange of knowledge in the field of female sexuality. ISSWSH is on the cutting edge of research and education in the diagnosis and treatment of women’s sexual health concerns. Visit ISSWSH.org to learn more.
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