Although a woman's healthcare provider has the best opportunity to address hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), most women are reluctant to discuss their loss of sexual desire. The feeling is often mutual, because limited education and misunderstanding persist, leaving few providers feeling competent to assess and treat this condition. The purpose of this Practice Pearl is to improve the clinician's understanding of and confidence in discussing HSDD, including symptoms, etiology, burden, diagnosis, and treatment.
1University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, MacDonald Women's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
2Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.