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Low Libido Booklet

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Female

Dyspareunia

Dyspareunia is painful sexual intercourse, due to medical or psychological causes.

About the Condition

Medical: infections (candidiasis, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, urinary tract infections), endometriosis, tumors, vaginal dryness due to estrogen deficiency and lichens sclerosis (fungal).

Physical: Pelvic malignancy, scar tissue (eg due to episiotomy), genital mutilation.

Common in menopausal women. No increased cancer risk.

Next page: Symptoms of Dyspareunia

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ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

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AndroFeme® 1% Testosterone Cream is designed for use in women with testosterone deficiency and/or low libido.

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Symptoms of Dyspareunia

Typically there is a reduction of vaginal moisture due to falling estrogen levels and a reduced tone of the smooth muscle that lines the vaginal passage and the uterus.

Diagnosis

Secondary Considerations

  • Bartholin's cyst
  • Psychological and psychiatric (vaginismus)
  • Decreased vaginal secretions (e.g. thyroid, pituitary or adrenal disease)
  • Vulvovaginitis (e.g. herpes, allergy)
  • Vulvodynia (burning vulva syndrome)
  • Rigid hymen
  • Vulval trauma
  • Episiotomy scar or other surgery
  • Uterine pathology
  • Mixed
    • Gynaecological infections (e.g. thrush, trichomoniasis)
    • Gynaecological tumors (pain, abnormal bleeding)
    • Inflamed periuterine tissues (e.g. pelvic abscess, peritonitis, diverticulitis)
    • Uterine prolapse (backache)
    • Cystitis or urethritis (dysuria, frequency)
    • Menopause (amenorrhoea, depression, flushes)

Next page: Causes of Dyspareunia

ProFeme® 10

ProFeme 10 progesterone cream packaging

For women

ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

Downloadable Resources

AndroFeme® 1

AndroFeme 1 testosterone cream packaging

For women

AndroFeme® 1% Testosterone Cream is designed for use in women with testosterone deficiency and/or low libido.

Downloadable Resources

Causes of Dyspareunia

Most commonly dyspareunia is due to declining hormone levels with the onset of menopause.

Next page: Treatment for Dyspareunia

ProFeme® 10

ProFeme 10 progesterone cream packaging

For women

ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

Downloadable Resources

AndroFeme® 1

AndroFeme 1 testosterone cream packaging

For women

AndroFeme® 1% Testosterone Cream is designed for use in women with testosterone deficiency and/or low libido.

Downloadable Resources

Treatment for Dyspareunia

Generally a localised use of an estrogen vaginal cream or tablet addresses vaginal dryness. The systemic use of hormone replacement therapy will address other menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats if present. For patients who do not tolerate estrogens, the use of progesterone and testosterone are viable options.

Next page: Further information about Dyspareunia

ProFeme® 10

ProFeme 10 progesterone cream packaging

For women

ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

Downloadable Resources

AndroFeme® 1

AndroFeme 1 testosterone cream packaging

For women

AndroFeme® 1% Testosterone Cream is designed for use in women with testosterone deficiency and/or low libido.

Downloadable Resources

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Topics discussed in the Understanding Low Libido in Women booklet include:

  • What is low libido?
  • How is low libido classified?
  • Why does low libido develop?
  • Who develops low libido?
  • When should I be concerned?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of low libido?
  • What is normal sexual activity?
  • Testosterone and women
  • Using testosterone in women - options?

Progesterone for Women FAQ's

ProFeme® 10

ProFeme 10 progesterone cream packaging

For women

ProFeme® 10% Progesterone Cream is specifically designed for use in women with declined or lowered progesterone levels.

Downloadable Resources

AndroFeme® 1

AndroFeme 1 testosterone cream packaging

For women

AndroFeme® 1% Testosterone Cream is designed for use in women with testosterone deficiency and/or low libido.

Downloadable Resources

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