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Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder

Diagnostic Criteria

A) Lack of, or significantly reduced, sexual interest/arousal, as manifested by at least three of the following:  

 

  1. Absent/reduced interest in sexual activity.
  2. Absent/reduced sexual/erotic thoughts or fantasies.
  3. No/reduced initiation of sexual activity, and typically unreceptive to a partner’s attempts to initiate.
  4. Absent/reduced sexual excitement/pleasure during sexual activity in almost all or all (approximately, 75%-100%) sexual encounters (in identified situational contexts or, if generalized, in all contexts).
  5. Absent/reduced sexual interest/arousal in response to any internal or external sexual/erotic cues (e.g., written, verbal, visual).
  6. Absent/reduced genital or no genital sensations during sexual activity in almost all or all (approximately 75%-100) sexual encounters (in identified situational contexts or, if generalized, in all contexts).

 

B) The symptoms in Criterion A have persisted for a minimum duration of approximately 6 months.

C) The symptoms in Criterion A cause clinically significant distress in the individual.

D) The sexual dysfunction is not better explained by a nonsexual mental disorder or as a consequence of severe relationship distress (e. g., partner violence) or other significant stressors and is not attributable to the effects of a substance/medication or another medical condition.

 

Specify whether:

Lifelong:   The disturbance has been present since the individual became sexually active.

Acquired:  The disturbance began after a period of relatively normal sexual function.

 

Specify whether:

Generalized:  Not limited to certain types of stimulation, situations, or partners.

Situational:  Only occurs with certain types of stimulation, situations, or partners.

 

Specify current severity:

Mild:  Evidence of mild distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.

Moderate:   Evidence of moderate distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.

Severe: Evidence of severe or extreme distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.