Sexual desire, sexual arousal and hormonal differences in premenopausal US and Dutch women with and without low sexual desire

@article{Heiman2011SexualDS,
  title={Sexual desire, sexual arousal and hormonal differences in premenopausal US and Dutch women with and without low sexual desire},
  author={Julia R. Heiman and Heather A. Rupp and Erick Janssen and Sarah Newhouse and Marieke Brauer and Ellen T. M. Laan},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={59},
  pages={772-779}
}
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