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Prevalence of Low Sexual Desire and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in a Nationally Representative Sample of US Women

Prevalence of Low Sexual Desire and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in a Nationally... ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Prevalence of Low Sexual Desire and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in a Nationally Representative Sample of US Women Suzanne L. West, PhD, MPH; Aimee A. D’Aloisio, PhD; Robert P. Agans, PhD; William D. Kalsbeek, PhD; Natalie N. Borisov, PhD; John M. Thorp, MD Background: We sought to estimate the prevalence was highest among surgically menopausal women of low sexual desire and hypoactive sexual desire disor- (12.5%). Compared with premenopausal women and ad- der (HSDD) in US women, focusing on their meno- justing for age, race/ethnicity, educational level, and smok- pausal status. ing status, the prevalence ratios for HSDD were 2.3 (95% confidence interval, 1.2-4.5) for surgically menopausal Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study. From women and 1.2 (0.5-2.8) for naturally menopausal wom- en; the prevalence ratios for low sexual desire were 1.3 a probability sample of households, 2207 US women aged (0.9-1.9) and 1.5 (1.0-2.2) for surgically and naturally 30 to 70 years and in stable relationships (3 months) menopausal women, respectively. were interviewed by telephone. The analysis focused on 755 premenopausal women and 552 naturally and 637 Conclusions: Prevalence of low sexual desire is el- surgically menopausal women. Low sexual desire was de- evated among surgically http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Prevalence of Low Sexual Desire and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in a Nationally Representative Sample of US Women

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinte.168.13.1441
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18625925
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Abstract

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Prevalence of Low Sexual Desire and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in a Nationally Representative Sample of US Women Suzanne L. West, PhD, MPH; Aimee A. D’Aloisio, PhD; Robert P. Agans, PhD; William D. Kalsbeek, PhD; Natalie N. Borisov, PhD; John M. Thorp, MD Background: We sought to estimate the prevalence was highest among surgically menopausal women of low sexual desire and hypoactive sexual desire disor- (12.5%). Compared with premenopausal women and ad- der (HSDD) in US women, focusing on their meno- justing for age, race/ethnicity, educational level, and smok- pausal status. ing status, the prevalence ratios for HSDD were 2.3 (95% confidence interval, 1.2-4.5) for surgically menopausal Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study. From women and 1.2 (0.5-2.8) for naturally menopausal wom- en; the prevalence ratios for low sexual desire were 1.3 a probability sample of households, 2207 US women aged (0.9-1.9) and 1.5 (1.0-2.2) for surgically and naturally 30 to 70 years and in stable relationships (3 months) menopausal women, respectively. were interviewed by telephone. The analysis focused on 755 premenopausal women and 552 naturally and 637 Conclusions: Prevalence of low sexual desire is el- surgically menopausal women. Low sexual desire was de- evated among surgically

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JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 14, 2008

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