Female Sexual Pain Disorder


  • Krittin Naravejsakul Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Phayao
  • Raksit Gunphairoh Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Phayao
  • Tharadon Pothisa Division of Pharmacy, University of Phayao hospital, School of Medicine, University of Phayao
  • Nuntakarn Saenrak Division of Health Service Support and Development, University of Phayao hospital, School of Medicine, University of Phayao


female, sexual pain, sexual relationship



           Female sexual pain disorder, as defined in the 5th Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a group of diseases characterized by impairments in sexual responsiveness or pleasure. In addition, according to the definition of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problem (ICD-10) also refers to a person's inability to have a sexual relationship as expected, as a result of psychological and physiological factors, or a combination of both. It may also be related to other aspects, such as interpersonal issues, socio-cultural factors, etc. The disorder can be lifelong or acquired and may occur in all situations related to sexual activity (generalized) or specific to certain situations. In order to diagnose sexual dysfunctions, it must excluded the following events such as a symptom of other psychotic disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, etc.; a direct consequence of drugs or other addictive substances; the result of other physical causes, such as peripheral neuropathy; and the result of a serious relationship problem, like sexual partner violence, physical abuse or other factors that clearly provoke stress.


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