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Urogynecological Causes of Pain and the Effect of Pain on Sexual Function in Women

Dhingra, Charu MD; Kellogg-Spadt, Susan PhD, CRNP; McKinney, Timothy B. MD, PhD; Whitmore, Kristene E. MD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: September/October 2012 - Volume 18 - Issue 5 - p 259–267
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e3182686631
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Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) is a complex biopsychosocial phenomenon. Screening, identifying and managing urogenital and sexual symptoms often result in significant improvement in women’s quality of life. Providers must proactively question patients about possible presence of FSD. When a sexual problem is present, identify the type of FSD, counsel patients on the appropriate approaches to treatment. No single therapeutic approach is effective in treating all types of FSD.

From the *Athena Women’s Institute for Pelvic Health, and †Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute, Drexel University, Turnersville, NJ.

Reprints: Charu Dhingra, MD, Drexel University/Athena Women’s Institute for Pelvic Health, Turnersville, NJ. E-mail:

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

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