According to research published in Menopause, vaginal atrophy—a treatable condition—appears to be the most impactful factor for perimenopausal women and declining sexual function.
The impact of chronic inflammatory disease on sexual function may seem obvious but it is poorly understood. Pain, morning stiffness, joint swelling and fatigue can lead to a decreased sexual interest and can inhibit actual intercourse. In this article, Dr. Kim Gorgens reviews the current literature on sexual function for patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, and makes recommendations for incorporating sexual function complications as part of the discussion in a clinic exam.
Bremelanotide is an injectable indicated for premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).
A recent study examined similarities and differences between women who were exposed to sexual abuse and those with dyspareunia and is the first to actively compare these groups.
A new study highlighted how common sexual dysfunction is among middle-aged persons and if the prevalence among Canadians is consistent with American and British reports.
A recent study quantified how much the treatment effect of pharmacologic modalities for female sexual dysfunction could be attributed to the placebo effect.
Dilator therapy can be extremely successful in treating superficial dyspareunia, but compliance is often poor. A new type of vaginal dilator that gives women more control aims to address the issue.
An oral selective estrogen receptor modulator approved for treatment of mild to moderate dyspareunia in menopausal women reduced signs and symptoms of atrophy in the vulva, vestibule, urethral meatus and vagina region, according to results of a prospective open-label pilot study
In women with endometriosis, deep dyspareunia is associated with lower sexual quality of life (QoL), according to a study.
Understanding the psychological underpinnings of sexual motivation can be helpful in improving the sexual and relationship well-being of couples affected by vulvodynia, according to recent research.