Causes of female sexual dysfunction

Female sexual dysfunction is a common sexual problem among women at different times of their lives. The prevailing beliefs that it only affects women at the age of menopause no longer hold true as many younger women are affected by this problem as well. There are many factors that can contribute to this disorder. Sexual dysfunction can result from other illnesses and diseases. Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis can affect the female‚Äôs desire for sex. Arthritis, headaches, difficulties related to the bowels or urinary tracts can also contribute to the problem. Another major problem is dyspareunia or painful sexual intercourse. This is generally caused by lack of lubrication fluids or problems with the ovaries and pelvic areas. Some medications also cause female sexual dysfunction. Medications taken for chemotherapy, depression and blood pressure are known to have been the cause of this problem by reducing the sex drive. Another cause is hormonal problems which … [Read more...]