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Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction is a problem with the sexual response cycle that interferes with normal, satisfying sexual activity. There are a number of phases of the sexual response cycle, including excitement (which includes sexual desire and arousal), plateau, orgasm and resolution.

Both men and women can experience sexual dysfunction. It is a relatively common problem, with more than 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men reporting some level of dysfunction. It can occur at any age, but most often sexual dysfunction occurs in people between the ages of 40 and 65.

Many people are embarrassed to talk about sexual dysfunction, so they hesitate to see a doctor about treatment. If you or your partner is experiencing sexual dysfunction, there are treatments available. Specialists at Beaumont frequently diagnose and treat sexual dysfunction, and are available to help you with your concerns. Call 800-633-7377 for an appointment.

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