Assessing female sexual dysfunction in epidemiological studies: why is it necessary to measure both low sexual function and sexually-related distress?

@article{Hayes2008AssessingFS,
  title={Assessing female sexual dysfunction in epidemiological studies: why is it necessary to measure both low sexual function and sexually-related distress?},
  author={Richard Derek Hayes},
  journal={Sexual health},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={215-8}
}
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) affects the health, relationships and quality of life of substantial numbers of women worldwide. FSD includes disorders of desire, arousal, orgasm and sexual pain. The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th edition (DSM-IV) stipulates that both low sexual function and sexually-related personal distress need to be present for a diagnosis of FSD. This means that only those women who are distressed by their… CONTINUE READING
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