What is low sexual desire in women?
Low sexual desire in women or hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is considered a sexual dysfunction and is characterized by a lack or absence of sexual fantasies or desire for sexual activity.
Who is at risk?
At least 1/3 of the women in the U.S. may have HSDD. These include women who:
- Have diseases including diabetes, arthritis, coronary heart disease
- Are experiencing hormonal changes (perimenopausal/postmenopausal) or hormonal changes after pregnancy
“Decreased sexual desire can greatly impact a woman’s emotional and physical well-being,” said Dr. Ayo Avworo, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, investigator at Clinical Trials of Texas. “For these reasons hypoactive sexual desire disorder can negatively impact a woman’s quality of life.”