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Sexual Problems in Women - What Increases Your Risk

A risk factor is anything that increases your chances of having a problem. The main risk factors for sexual problems are:

  • Having poor mental and emotional health.
  • Having problems with your sexual relationship.
  • Having a partner who has problems with sexual function.

Other risk factors include:

Sexual problems are common

Most women have a sexual problem at one time or another. For some women, the problem is long-term.

Surveys of the general population in the United States found that many women occasionally have sexual problems and worries. These may include:2

  • Concerns about sexuality (6 out of 10 women).
  • Lack of interest in sex (3 out of 10 women).
  • Sex not always being pleasurable (2 out of 10 women).
  • Pain with sex (1 to 2 out of 10 women).
  • Difficulty becoming aroused (5 out of 10 women).
  • Difficulty reaching orgasm (5 out of 10 women).
  • Not being able to have an orgasm (2 to 3 out of 10 women).

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: April 30, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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