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Sexual Ramifications of Medical Illness

PEREZ, KIMBERLY MD*; GADGIL, MEGHANA MD*; DIZON, DON S. MD, FACP* †

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: December 2009 - Volume 52 - Issue 4 - pp 691-701
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181bf4b4c
Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction

Medical disease and the methods used to treat disease that can result in sexual problems. The prevalence and pathophysiology of sexual dysfunction have been prominent questions in medicine for more than a decade. Pertinent information related to sexual dysfunction and medical illness, with special emphasis on cardiovascular health, endocrine-related disorders, and malignancy are presented.

Departments of *Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Correspondence: Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, The Program in Women's Oncology, Women & Infants' Hospital, Providence, RI. E-mail: ddizon@wihri.org

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.