What is Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD)
Female sexual dysfunction, or FSD, is a multifactorial condition that has anatomical, physiological, medical, psychological and social components. It is defined as persistent or recurring problems during one or more of the stages of sexual response, which cause distress or problems to the women.
FSD is a spectrum of disorders that affect women of all ages and across all ethnicities and social groups. It is related to problems of sexual desire, arousal, orgasm and pain. Women may have a single problem or they may have a combination of several different issues. FSD has a significant impact on a patient’s self-image, relationship and/or general well-being. To establish a diagnosis of FSD, these problems must be associated with personal distress, as determined by the affected woman.
Bremelanotide is being developed for a type of FSD with decreased sexual desire that is known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD.