Did you know that 43 percent of all women experience some form of sexual dysfunction? Hypoactive (low) Sexual Desire Disorder [HSDD], characterized as frustrating low libido, is the most common form of sexual dysfunction in premenopausal women. Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), is believed to be caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. …Continue Reading
The Secret Female Hormone — Part 1
For anyone interested in the hormonal treatment of low desire I highly recommend the book, “The Secret Female Hormone: How testosterone Can Change Your Life”, By Kathy Maupin. At the Center we have been treating low desire with hormones for nearly 15 years. We have seen how effective it can be to replace testosterone, when …Continue Reading
FDA public meeting on FSD.
The FDA is having a two day public meeting and scientific workshop on Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) this week. The FDA is interested in obtaining patient input on the impact of the most common form of FSD (low desire and arousal). They are also interested in learning from women the effectiveness of the treatments that …Continue Reading
What does low desire look like?
We see women all the time with “low desire.” Some practitioners are confused by “low desire” because how can you measure the absence of something? And how does a woman know if her low desire is a problem? Women who at one time had a strong desire for sex are more likely to be able …Continue Reading
A pill for low libido?
There was a recent article in The New York Times Magazine that has generated some buzz in the field of human sexuality. The article was written by Daniel Bergner, a contributing writer for the NY Times magazine and is an adaptation from his new book, What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female …Continue Reading
Debate: the “Medicalization” of female sexuality.
I hope you’ll forgive the lengthy perspective below, but this is an issue I am extremely passionate about. If I hear one more time that women’s sexual dysfunction is a myth created by the media, and that the search for medical solutions is merely a thinly veiled way for the pharmaceutical companies to fleece innocent …Continue Reading