Women's health

Low libido in women

Sonia Davison



Women presenting for advice about sexual concerns most commonly report lowered libido. A useful approach to this complex problem includes assessing the woman’s relationship, general, psychological and gynaecological health, medication use, reproductive state and psychological stressors.

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Female sexual dysfunction is common, with estimates of prevalence ranging from 8 to 50%;1-3 however, the very existence of female sexual dysfunction has been questioned, with the implication that it is a fabricated entity driven by pharmaceutical companies’ desire to profit from offering new products to a novel target audience.4,5

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