Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility

  • Pandiyan Natarajan
  • Shah Dupesh Khan


Human sexuality is an enigma, regulated by a byzantine interplay between vascular, endocrine, and neurological systems. Both fertility and sexuality share the same anatomical structures, and a problem in one center may lead to a problem in another. They have independent but interdependent physiological pathways. Human sexuality is woven into the very fabric of human existence; for some, sexual interest and encounters may be brief, and for others it may lead to a start of new relationship, culminating in the start of a new family and reproduction [1]. Sexuality is also influenced by an individual’s societal, religious, personal, and cultural beliefs and undergoes significant change with the health status of the concerned individual. Each partner of a couple brings in diverse sexual needs, attitudes, and beliefs; hence a breakdown in any one of these areas ultimately would result in sexual dysfunction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pandiyan Natarajan
    • 1
  • Shah Dupesh Khan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Reproductive Medicine, Chettinad Super Speciality HospitalChettinad Academy of Research and EducationChennaiIndia
  2. 2.The Metromale Clinic and Fertility CenterChennaiIndia

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