School of Medicine
The biopsychosocial evaluation of female sexual dysfunction
- Author(s): Da Silva, Stephanie
- et al.
It is reported that more than 10-20% of women in the United States have sexual health problems involving desire, arousal, orgasm, and/or pain associated with personal distress or bother. Historically, these issues were managed primarily by mental health professionals and were largely ignored by the medical community. Male sexual dysfunction, on the other hand, found its place within the field of urology. With the advent of the FDA approved sildenafil as a safe and effective treatment for men with erectile dysfunction in 1998, women began seeking medical attention and demanding equal therapies for their own unaddressed sexual health concerns.