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Fixing the Female Libido

Fixing the Female Libido
Low libido is more common in women than men. In fact, it's the most common sexual problem reported by women.

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSSD) is characterized as a lack or absence of sexual fantasies or sexual desire. Women who have enjoyed sex in the past but just aren't interested for several months may suffer from HSSD.

Low libido can vary from person to person. Some women fail to initiate sex but can respond to advances. Others may not initiate or respond to sexual advances. Relationship problems may result if partners have a disparity of sexual desire. Distress and lack of confidence can affect women with HSSD because of the condition. These women need patience and support while facing this condition.

Addyi is a new prescription drug that works on the chemicals in the brain responsible for sexual desire. This may help some women improve libido.

Listen in as Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg discusses low libido, HSSD, and the treatment possibilities of Addyi.

Featured Speaker:
Sheryl Kingsberg, MD
Dr. Sheryl KingsbergDr. Sheryl Kingsberg is the chief of behavioral medicine at MacDonald Women’s Hospital/University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Professor in Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her areas of clinical specialization include sexual medicine, female sexual disorders, menopause, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and psychological aspects of infertility. 

Dr. Kingsberg’s primary research interests are in treatments for female sexual disorders and the psychological aspects of infertility and menopause. She has been the principal investigator for several clinical trials for treatments for female sexual disorders and consults for many pharmaceutical companies that are developing investigational drug treatments for sexual problems.  She has numerous publications in many national and international journals and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine and sits on the editorial board of the journal Menopause. 

Dr. Kingsberg currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of The North American Menopause Society, and is a past president of The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.