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Diagnosis and Treatment of Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

JAYNE, CHRISTOPHER MD*; GAGO, BIANCA A. MD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: December 2009 - Volume 52 - Issue 4 - p 675-681
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181bf4982
Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction

The study of sexual health is not a new concept in western medicine. However, focusing on women's sexual health and specifically on female sexual dysfunction has become a new trend. What has followed has been a genuine attempt by the medical community to define normal sexual health for women, as well as female sexual dysfunction and to develop efficacious treatment protocols for women with sexual dysfunction. Despite having its own definition, it is important to note that diagnosing an isolated dysfunction like female sexual arousal disorder is often difficult due to the dynamic nature of a woman's sexual response. The use of a treatment, platform, however should be the foundation of the treatment.

*The Center for Women's Sexual Health, Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction Fellow, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine

Vanguard Urologic Research Foundation, Houston, Texas

Correspondence: Christopher Jayne, MD, Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction Fellow, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, 6400 Fannin, Suite 2300, Houston, TX. E-mail: Christopher.jayne@Vanguardurology.com

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.