Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 189–195 | Cite as

Prevalence and risk factors of sexual dysfunction in men and women

  • Raymond C. Rosen


Sexual dysfunctions are highly prevalent, affecting about 43% of women and 31% of men. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder has been reported in approximately 30% of women and 15% of men in population-based studies, and is associated with a wide variety of medical and psychologic causes. Sexual arousal disorders, including erectile dysfunction in men and female sexual arousal disorder in women, are found in 10% to 20% of men and women, and is strongly age-related in men. Orgasmic disorder is relatively common in women, affecting about 10% to 15% in community-based studies. In contrast, premature ejaculation is the most common sexual complaint of men, with a reporting rate of approximately 30% in most studies. Finally, sexual pain disorders have been reported in 10% to 15% of women and less than 5% of men. In addition to their widespread prevalence, sexual dysfunctions have been found to impact significantly on interpersonal functioning and overall quality of life in both men and women.


Erectile Dysfunction Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Desire Premature Ejaculation Female Sexual Dysfunction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond C. Rosen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolPiscatawayUSA

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