Fast Five Quiz: Sexual Dysfunction

Bradley Schwartz, DO; Michel E. Rivlin, MD


August 12, 2019

Female sexual dysfunction is common, although its estimated prevalence varies greatly depending on who is asked and how the question is framed. To be considered dysfunctional, symptoms must cause distress and must occur at least 75% of the time over a 6-month period. This definition has been in place since the development of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition. Incidence and prevalence data based on the new definitions are developing. Female sexual dysfunction is more common in women aged 45-64 years than in younger or older women; however, it can occur for women at all ages.

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