Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is a relatively common type of female sexual dysfunction.


Features of HSDD:

(1) low sexual desire, fantasy or sexual activity

(2) cannot be explained by concurrent illness, medication or substance abuse

(3) causes the woman distress and interpersonal difficulties

(4) associated with reduced quality of life and a reduced self-image

(5) often associated with concurrent depression


It is termed acquired if it follows a period of normal sexual desire or activity.


It may be situational if it is limited to a specific situation or partner.


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