This review of the literature can be very useful for clinicians. It can be used in patient education and the decision-making in selecting any treatment for FSD. It will help them to know that there is a strong evidence of effectiveness of medical therapy in FSD. It will be useful in providing them with an overall picture of the importance and the effectiveness of various treatments. They will be able to come up with an individualized medical treatment plan.
If a specific etiology for FSD is discovered, the suspected etiology may be treated. If no specific etiology for FSD is discovered, basic treatment strategies are applied. These include educational interventions, enhancement of stimulation and elimination of routine (e.g., use of erotic books or videos, varying positions, use of vibrators, etc.), provision of distraction techniques (e.g., background music, encourage fantasies, etc.), encouragement of non-coital behaviors (e.g.
FSD continues to be a challenge for clinicians. There is a significant increase in the prevalence of this problem that is associated with the increasing age of women. Women who have FSD are usually in an age group that is associated with a decrease in sexual interest and arousal. The evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of FSD are complex. The clinician should be able to understand the multifactorial nature of this condition. In addition, the clinician should be able to collect information about the potential causes of the condition. They should be able to carry out a complete physical examination. They should have a basic knowledge of the different treatment options. With this basic knowledge, they can help their patients by educating them about the causes and the treatment options. They should be able to provide them with insight on what to expect and on the possible side effects that the treatment may cause.