Persistent, recurrent problems with arousal, desire, orgasm or pain that cause distress or interfere with a healthy sexual relationship are known as female sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction can occur at any time in a woman’s life, and may be short term or chronic. Some common types of sexual dysfunction in women are low sexual desire, the inability to become or to stay aroused, difficulty achieving orgasm, and pain during sex. As sexual desire and arousal involve a complex interplay of physical, emotional, hormonal and psychological factors, your treatment for female sexual dysfunction will depend on your individual situation. Talking to your practitioner about your concerns is the first step to resolving them.