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Sexual Dysfunction

  • Catalina VechiuEmail author
  • William T. O’Donohue
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Abstract

Sexual dysfunction is a major health concern in the general population and is associated with impaired quality of life, diminished satisfaction with one’s sexual life, and personal and/or relationship difficulties. A multifaceted interplay of psychological, somatic, emotional, and relational factors contributes to the development and maintenance of sexual dysfunction in both women and men. An overwhelming number of studies aimed at understanding the etiology of sexual dysfunction have led to the development of pharmaceutical and psychological interventions for the treatment of male sexual dysfunction. Unfortunately, sexual dysfunction is poorly understood and rarely recognized by providers despite the high prevalence of sexual dysfunction among women of all ages (Laumann, Paik, & Rosen, 1999).

Keywords

Sexual dysfunction Integrated care Behavioral health Sexual dysfunction treatment Sexual dysfunction assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical PsychologyUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA

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