Sexual problems in women can include:
- Lack of sexual desire
- Inability to become aroused
- Lack of orgasm, or sexual climax
- Painful intercourse.
These problems may have physical or psychological causes.
Physical causes may include conditions like diabetes, heart disease, nerve disorders or hormone problems. Some drugs can also affect desire and function.
Psychological causes may include work-related stress and anxiety. They may also include depression or concerns about marriage or relationship problems. For some women, the problem results from past sexual trauma.
Treatments may include hormonal therapy, psychological (individual or couples) therapy, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy or acupuncture for muscle relaxation or treatment of an underlying pelvic disease.