What Is HSDD?

Distressing low sexual desire is called

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder.

HSDD

is the most common form of sexual dysfunction in women.1

HSDD SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

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You experience low sexual desire no matter the type of sexual activity
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Your level of sexual desire or interest in sex has decreased
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Your lower sexual desire or lower interest in sex is bothering you
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You were satisfied in the past with your level of sexual desire or interest in sex, but no longer are

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You experience low sexual desire no matter the type of sexual activity
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Your level of sexual desire or interest in sex has decreased
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Your lower sexual desire or lower interest in sex is bothering you
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You were satisfied in the past with your level of sexual desire or interest in sex, but no longer are

Healthy Female Brain

Female Brain With HSDD

A chemical imbalance in the brain can affect sexual desire. In studies, when women were exposed to sexual cues, brains with HSDD didn’t activate for the sexual experience.2

DIAGNOSIS

A medical provider can diagnose HSDD with a few simple questions about your loss of interest in sex.3

A medical provider can diagnose HSDD with a few simple questions about your loss of interest in sex.3

THE BURDEN OF HSDD4,5

THE BURDEN OF HSDD4,5

92%

of women feel they are
letting their partner down

71%

of women
feel hopeless

71%

of women feel
less connectedness

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References

1. Shifren JL, Monz BU, Russo PA, et al. Sexual problems and distress in United States women: prevalence and correlates. Obstet Gynecol. 2008;112(5):970-8.
2. Arnow BA, Millheiser L, Garrett A, et al. Women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder compared to normal females: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Neuroscience. 2009; 158:484-502.
3. Clayton AH, Goldfischer ER, Goldstein I, DeRogatis L, Lewis‐D’Agostino DJ, and Pyke R. Validation of the Decreased Sexual Desire Screener (DSDS): A brief diagnostic instrument for generalized acquired female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). J Sex Med 2009;6:730–738.
4. Kingsberg SA. Attitudinal survey of women living with low sexual desire. J Women’s Health. 2014;23(10):817-23.
5. Leiblum SR, Koochaki PE, Rodenberg CA, Barton IP, Rosen RC. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder in postmenopausal women: US results from the Women’s International Study of Health and Sexuality (WISHeS). Menopause. 2006;13(1):46‐56.

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