Female Sexual Dysfunction


Don’t suffer is silence is you do have FSD please say something to your health care team

Salari N, Hasheminezhad R, Abdolmaleki A, Kiaei A, Razazian N, Shohaimi S, Mohammadi M. The global prevalence of sexual dysfunction in women with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurol Sci. 2022 Sep 17. doi: 10.1007/s10072-022-06406-z.

Background: Sexual function is often impaired following neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Young women with MS encourage disruptions in sexual function, sexual behaviors, and family formation as common global problems. Thus, the aim of the present systematic review and meta-analysis study was to investigate the global prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) worldwide.

Methods: Various databases (PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, and ScienceDirect) along with Google Scholar search engine were hired for systematic searching in the field of the prevalence of FSD (by July 2022).

Results: Following assessment of 14 included studies with the sample size of 2115 women, a total prevalence of sexual dysfunction (SD) in women with MS was reported 62.5% (95% CI 53.9-70.5).

Conclusion: The total prevalence of SD in women with MS was found considerably high (62.5%) in the world, which needs more serious attention by health policymakers. Correct implementation of health policies can potentially increase the society’s awareness and successful treatment of SD in MS patients.

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  • I had to laugh when I read ‘please say something to your healthcare team’.

    When I said anorgasmia, the consultant looked down, blushed, and changed the subject. The letter to the GP (who was aware), did not refer to the subject at all. It is slightly easier for men who cannot have erections or orgasm as there are a choice of treatments. Not the same for women. EROS is supposed to work fairly well… at great cost. I cannot see that being prescribed by the NHS!

    It is a very important part of life… and I miss them so….if I see one more article stating ‘just think of the intimacy’…

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