Sexual Problems in Women

There are many problems that can keep a woman from enjoying sex. They include

  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Inability to become aroused
  • Lack of orgasm, or sexual climax
  • Painful intercourse

These problems may have physical or psychological causes. Physical causes may include conditions like diabetes, heart disease, nerve disorders, or hormone problems. Some drugs can also affect desire and function. Psychological causes may include work-related stress and anxiety. They may also include depression or concerns about marriage or relationship problems. For some women, the problem results from past sexual trauma.

Occasional problems with sexual function are common. If problems last more than a few months or cause distress for you or your partner, you should see your health care provider.

Different Conditions


Related ICD 10 COde
ICD 10 Code F52.5



Dyspareunia on vaginal entry or at the vaginal introitus
Related ICD 10 COde
ICD 10 Code N94.1


Sexual pain disorders

A symptom of the genital system affecting females, caused by physical determinants. This symptom is characterized by recurrent genital pain or discomfort that occurs before, during, or after sexual intercourse, or superficial or deep vaginal penetration that is not caused by vaginismus or by a lack of lubrication. Confirmation is by medical assessment of physical causes, followed by an assessment of psychological causes.

Abbreviated Terms

  • painful intercourse
  • secondary dyspareunia
  • Also Known As

  • female coitalgia
  • pain in female genitalia on intercourse
  • painful coitus
  • female painful coitus
  • Related ICD 10 COde
    ICD 10 Code N94.1

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