Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility

  • Narayana Reddy
  • Varsha Swamy
  • N. Pandiyan
  • Shah Dupesh


Human sexuality is influenced by one’s cultural, societal, religious and personal beliefs. Importantly, sexuality influences ones sexual behaviour. Sexual dysfunctions can affect either the male or the female partner in a couple. A sexual dysfunction is said to occur when there is a problem affecting any one of the phases of desire, arousal, orgasm and resolution, in the human sexual response cycle. This chapter briefly describes the various causes of sexual dysfunctions afflicting both male and female, commonly encountered in an infertility setting. While giving an in-depth review of the different sexual dysfunctions is beyond the scope of this chapter, the aim of this chapter is to briefly describe management strategies for the various dysfunctions which can be used at a primary care level.


Erectile Dysfunction Sexual Function Sexual Dysfunction Premature Ejaculation Sexual History 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narayana Reddy
    • 1
  • Varsha Swamy
    • 2
  • N. Pandiyan
    • 3
  • Shah Dupesh
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.(University of Madras), AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators Counsellors and Therapists), Dega Institute of Sexual MedicineT-NagarIndia
  2. 2.Bloom Fertility CenterVelacheryIndia
  3. 3.Department of Reproductive MedicineChettinad Hospital and Research Institute, International Academic Affiliations, Chettinad UniversityKelambakkamIndia
  4. 4.Centre of Excellence for Men’s health, The Women’s Infertility Clinic, Women’s centreT NagarIndia
  5. 5.Fortis Healthcare, Fortis Malar HospitalsAdyarIndia

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