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The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI): a multidimensional self-report instrument for the assessment of female sexual function.
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The results support the reliability and psychometric (as well as clinical) validity of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) in the assessment of key dimensions of female sexual function in clinical and nonclinical samples and suggest important gender differences in the patterning of femaleSexual function in comparison with similar questionnaire studies in males.
The Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS): Initial Validation of a Standardized Scale for Assessment of Sexually Related Personal Distress in Women
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The initial stages in the development and validation of the Female Sexual Distress Scale are described, providing solid support for the FSDS as a valid and reliable measure for assessing sexually related personal distress in women.
Transdermal testosterone treatment in women with impaired sexual function after oophorectomy.
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In women who have undergone oophorectomy and hysterectomy, transdermal testosterone improves sexual function and psychological well-being in women who had impaired sexual function after surgically induced menopause.
Definitions of women's sexual dysfunction reconsidered: Advocating expansion and revision
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Based on the review of existing evidence-based research, many modifications to the definitions of women's sexual dysfunctions are recommended and a recommendation is made that all diagnoses be accompanied by descriptors relating to associated contextual factors and to the degree of distress.
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder in postmenopausal women: US results from the Women's International Study of Health and Sexuality (WISHeS)
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HSDD is prevalent among women at all reproductive stages, with younger surgically postmenopausal women at greater risk, and is associated with a less active sex life and decreased sexual and relationship satisfaction.
Persistent sexual arousal syndrome: a newly discovered pattern of female sexuality.
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Five case descriptions of persistent sexual arousal syndrome are reported, highlighting the essential feature of the syndrome--persistent physiological arousal in the absence of conscious feelings of sexual desire.
Report of the International Consensus Development Conference on Female Sexual Dysfunction: Definitions and Classifications
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Self-report assessment of female sexual function: Psychometric evaluation of the brief index of sexual functioning for women
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The Brief Index of Sexual Functioning for Women (BISF-W), a 22-item, self-report instrument for the assessment of current levels of female sexual functioning and satisfaction, was developed and compared to the Brief Sexual Function Questionnaire.
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