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The Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS): Initial Validation of a Standardized Scale for Assessment of Sexually Related Personal Distress in Women
Recent consensus-based characterizations of female sexual dysfunction have emphasized personal distress as an essential component of their definition. To assist researchers and clinicians, weExpand
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A Psychoeducational Intervention for Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Gynecologic Cancer
Treatment of early-stage cervical and endometrial cancer has been associated with significant sexual difficulties in at least half of women following hysterectomy. Despite the fact that women reportExpand
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Sexual Satisfaction and Relationship Happiness in Midlife and Older Couples in Five Countries
Sexuality research focuses almost exclusively on individuals rather than couples, though ongoing relationships are very important for most people and cultures. The present study was the first toExpand
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Definitions of women's sexual dysfunction reconsidered: Advocating expansion and revision
In light of various shortcomings of the traditional nosology of women's sexual disorders for both clinical practice and research, an international multi-disciplinary group has reviewed the evidenceExpand
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Revised definitions of women's sexual dysfunction.
INTRODUCTION Existing definitions of women's sexual disorders are based mainly on genitally focused events in a linear sequence model (desire, arousal and orgasm). AIM To revise definitions basedExpand
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Report of the International Consensus Development Conference on Female Sexual Dysfunction: Definitions and Classifications
83 Address correspondence to Rosemary Basson, Echelon Bldg., Vancouver Hospital, 855 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V5Z 1M9. E-mail: sexmed@interchange.ubc.ca Supported by the SexualExpand
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Affective and physiological sexual response patterns: the effects of instructions on sexually functional and dysfunctional men.
To more clearly characterize the patterns of cognitive-affective and physiological responses concomitant with male sexual dysfunction, the present study compared 14 sexually dysfunctional and 16Expand
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A psychophysiological exploration of sexual arousal patterns in females and males.
  • J. Heiman
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychophysiology
  • 1 May 1977
Fifty-nine female and 39 male undergraduates completed 3 sessions of a psychophysiological study on sexual arousal. Subjects were assigned to one of six experimental groups. Subjects within eachExpand
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Narratives of Desire in Mid-Age Women With and Without Arousal Difficulties
There is controversy about the nature of women's sexual desire. The aim was to explore narrative descriptions of sexual desire among mid-aged women in hopes of clarifying how women define andExpand
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