Low libido is a very common problem in women with some studies suggesting an incidence of 30 per cent. Sometimes there may be an underlying physical problem resulting in pain during intercourse (painful sex).

Libido in women is a complex issue. The sex hormones are probably not quite as important as they are in men. General health, self-esteem and emotional attachment to your partner, are equally, if not more important. On occasion, a patient with PMS may be troubled by reduced libido. Supplementation with implants of testosterone may improve sex drive (Q 28.17). There is some evidence that tibolone (Livial -Livial), which is available for postmenopausal women or women who have had a hysterectomy(hysterectomy), may increase libido. Counselling may sometimes be required.  



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