Journal article

Relationship between hypoactive sexual desire disorder and aging

Richard D Hayes, Lorraine Dennerstein, Catherine M Bennett, Patricia E Koochaki, Sandra R Leiblum, Alessandra Graziottin

FERTILITY AND STERILITY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Explore the association between Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) and aging. The American Foundation of Urologic Disease and the American Psychiatric Association stipulate that HSDD is only diagnosed when both low sexual desire and sexually related personal distress are present. DESIGN: Community-based, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy) and the USA. PATIENT(S): Women aged 20-70 in sexual relationships participating in the Women's International Study of Health and Sexuality (n=1998 Europe, n=1591 USA). INTERVENTION(S): No interventions were administered. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-administered questionnaire that included two validated instr..

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