Nearly 1 out of 3 women between the ages of 18 and 60 experience a diminished or lost appetite for sex, often with painful emotional consequences. But today there are more types of treatment for low sex drive in females available than ever before—including hormone therapy—and more practitioners who understand the importance of restoring desire.
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Dyspareunia is a big, intimidating word for something most women dread: experiencing pain during sex. Especially for women who have recently undergone a partial or total hysterectomy, painful sex can be scary and even heartbreaking. Not only is it frustrating, it also causes some women to feel embarrassed or ashamed of their bodies and prevents them from participating in fulfilling sexual relationships. These reactions can make it difficult for women to discuss their symptoms with the doctors who may be able to help relieve their pain.