Sexual Dysfunction, Female
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Leiblum, S. R. 2010. Sexual Dysfunction, Female. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Population surveys highlight the fact that female sexual disorders are highly prevalent. The 1992 National Health and Social Life Survey, conducted with a probability sample of the U.S. population between the ages of 18 and 59 years, found that 43% of women had significant sexual complaints lasting several months in the preceding year. The most common concern was lack of sexual interest (reported by 33% of women), followed by difficulty reaching orgasm (24%) and problems with lubrication (19%).
- female sexual dysfunction;
- hypoactive sexual desire disorder;
- female arousal problems;
- sexual pain