Many people view sexual dysfunction as a disorder that primarily affects older men and the problem is often associated with the widely advertised prescription drugs that are used to treat the disorder.
Sexual dysfunction is an important public health concern for women in America. According to a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, up to 63% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction and 30-50% of American couples are affected by the disorder.
Female sexual dysfunction is described as a lack of sexual desire, decreased arousal, inability to have an orgasm, and pain during sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction most often affects younger women but can affect women of all ages.
There are many physical causes for female sexual dysfunction and those include diabetes, heart disease, kidney diseases, liver failure, urinary tract infections, and hormonal imbalances. Substance abuse, heavy smoking, and drug side effects can also greatly contribute to sexual problems.
There are also a variety of psychological causes that are associated with sexual dysfunction like stress, anxiety, relationship problems, depression or sexual trauma.