Female sexual dysfunction: A clinical case series

Shrutakirthi Damodar Shenoi, Smitha S. Prabhu

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Introduction: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a much-neglected area of medicine possibly due to the stigma attached to sexual functioning in most religions and cultures. Materials and Methods: Here, we report a case series of 12 females with FSD from the data collated from the sexual dysfunction clinic of a tertiary care hospital in South India. Results: Of the 370 patients who were seen in the sexual dysfunction clinic, only 12 (3.24%) were women aged from 22 to 58 years with a duration of marriage 3 months to 25 years. The commonly encountered problems were dyspareunia and hypoactive sexual disorder. Three had nonconsummated marriages. After evaluation, two patients were treated with antipsychotics and all were offered psychosexual counseling. Conclusion: Female sexual dysfunction remains unrecognized and under reported, especially in patriarchal cultural societies of the Indian subcontinent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-210
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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