Understanding Female Sexual Problems -- Prevention

Medically Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on March 30, 2019

If you're a woman wanting to prevent sexual problems, avoid alcohol and recreational drugs that can lessen sexual desire or impair your sexual response. Keep existing medical conditions such as diabetes under control.

Discuss side effects of medications with your doctor or pharmacist in case an alternative with fewer sexual effects is available.

Relaxed, clear teaching to promote understanding of one's body and of sexual functioning, emphasizing the importance and normalcy of sexuality, is critical to avoiding the guilt and fear that sometimes result in sexual dysfunction.

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