Female sexual dysfunction: Definition, classification, and debates

Ching Hui Chen, Yen Chin Lin, Li Hsuan Chiu, Yuan Hsiang Chu, Fang Fu Ruan, Wei-Min Liu, Peng Hui Wang

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Sexual dysfunction refers to difficulties that occur during the sexual response cycle that prevent the individual from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity. It is relatively difficult to estimate the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD), because the definition and diagnostic criteria are still controversial and under development. These difficulties reveal our insufficient understanding of the basis of FSD. This review was conducted in an effort to deal with this complicated clinical issue, by examining the most updated clinical criteria of FSD under the context of a redefined female sexual response model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalTaiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


  • Classification
  • Definition,
  • Diagnosis,
  • Female sexual dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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