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dc.contributor.authorAzadzoi, Kazem M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSiroky, Mike B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-12T17:36:48Z
dc.date.available2012-01-12T17:36:48Z
dc.date.copyright2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010-7-20en_US
dc.identifier.citationAzadzoi, Kazem M., Mike B. Siroky. "Neurologic Factors in Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction" Korean Journal of Urology 51(7): 443-449. (2010)en_US
dc.identifier.issn2005-6745en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2144/3406
dc.description.abstractSexual dysfunction affects both men and women, involving organic disorders, psychological problems, or both. Overall, the state of our knowledge is less advanced regarding female sexual physiology in comparison with male sexual function. Female sexual dysfunction has received little clinical and basic research attention and remains a largely untapped field in medicine. The epidemiology of female sexual dysfunction is poorly understood because relatively few studies have been done in community settings. In the United States, female sexual dysfunction has been estimated to affect 40% of women in the general population. Among the elderly, however, it has been reported that up to 87% of women complain of sexual dissatisfaction. Several studies have shown that the prevalence of female sexual arousal disorders correlates significantly with increasing age. These studies have shown that sexual arousal and frequency of coitus in the female decreases with increasing age. The pathophysiology of female sexual dysfunction appears more complex than that of males, involving multidimensional hormonal, neurological, vascular, psychological, and interpersonal aspects. Organic female sexual disorders may include a wide variety of vascular, neural, or neurovascular factors that lead to problems with libido, lubrication, and orgasm. However, the precise etiology and mechanistic pathways of age-related female sexual arousal disorders are yet to be determined. In the past two decades, some advances have been made in exploring the basic hemodynamics and neuroregulation of female sexual function and dysfunction in both animal models and in human studies. In this review, we summarize neural regulation of sexual function and neurological causes of sexual dysfunction in women.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Korean Urological Associationen_US
dc.rightsCopyright The Korean Urological Association, 2010en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/en_US
dc.subjectArousalen_US
dc.subjectClitorisen_US
dc.subjectFemaleen_US
dc.subjectNerveen_US
dc.subjectVaginaen_US
dc.titleNeurologic Factors in Female Sexual Function and Dysfunctionen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4111/kju.2010.51.7.443en_US
dc.identifier.pubmedid20664775en_US
dc.identifier.pmcid2907491en_US


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