Loss of Sexual Desire in the Postmenopausal Woman
Article first published online: 13 MAR 2007
The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Volume 4, Issue 2, pages 395–405, March 2007
How to Cite
Wylie, K., Daines, B., Jannini, E. A., Hallam-Jones, R., Boul, L., Wilson, L., Athanasiadis, L., Brewster, M. and Kristensen, E. (2007), Loss of Sexual Desire in the Postmenopausal Woman. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 4: 395–405. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2006.00419.x
- Issue published online: 13 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 13 MAR 2007
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Introduction. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is a common clinical problem that may bother women.
Aim. To provide a clear clinical pathway for the assessment and management of women presenting with symptoms of loss of sexual interest and desire (HSDD).
Main Outcome Measures. Patient self-report of sexual satisfaction and quality of life.
Methods. A multidisciplinary team of experts reviewed a clinical case summary. The contribution of physical, pharmacological, psychological, and psychiatric as well as interrelational factors as potential contributors to the condition are described.
Results. A multifactorial assessment with a combination of psychosocial, physical, and hormonal interventions may be a useful model in offering treatment pathways for symptoms of HSDD. A favorable outcome was reported.
Conclusion. Multidisciplinary teamworking that allows a thorough assessment and package of interventions is often necessary to support women with HSDD. Wylie K, Daines B, Jannini EA, Hallam-Jones R, Boul L, Wilson L, Athanasiadis L, Brewster M, and Kristensen E. Loss of sexual desire in the postmenopausal woman. J Sex Med 2007;4:395–405.