From Dr. Jane's Notebook


About Sex Changes


People who experience sexual dysfunctioning are often caught in a "trap of silence." They may feel embarrassed to discuss the problem with their partners and even more embarrassed to discuss it with their physician.

In the past, little was known about sexual dysfunction, let alone how to treat it, so most cases were regarded as psychological. However, recent statistics indicate that 50% of sexual dysfunctions may have a physical cause (for example, diabetes) or be due to medications such as those prescribed for high blood pressure. It may be important to rule out medical factors by seeking the advice of your physician.

In the psychological realm, several other factors may account for difficulties:

For more information on problems of impotence please seek advice from local professionals.

ęCopyright 1995, Jane Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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Last Updated August 30, 1998 by Gary M. Grandon, Ph.D.