43% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction.

When you hear the words “sexual dysfunction” do you think of it as a male or female problem? The vast majority of people think that only men suffer from sexual dysfunction. They think of erectile dysfunction. They think of Viagra. They may snicker at the thought that women can also suffer from sexual dysfunction. Most are surprised to learn that 43% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction.

That’s right, 43% of women suffer from sexual dysfunction.

The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) is a multidisciplinary academic, scientific and clinical organization devoted to women’s sexual health. ISSWSH is committed to further development of the field of female sexuality. This organization advocates for a collaborative approach with assessment, diagnosis and treatment of women who are suffering from sexual health problems.

ISSWSH has created an online petition to be submitted to the US government as treatments options are being considered for approval.

“If you agree with the following statements, please sign the Women’s Initiative Sexual Health (WISH) petition:

  • My WISH is that my sexual health be viewed as an integral part of my overall health and well being, not a “lifestyle” choice.
  • MyWISH is that women who suffer from sexual dysfunction be respectfully evaluated for the best course of treatment, whether medical or psychological, not dismissed.
  • MyWISH is that, provided a therapy is safe and effective, government agencies strongly consider approval of a treatment option for women just as they have for men.”

Our WISH is that your voice is heard. Your signature at will be shared, on behalf of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, as we continue to work for the further development of the field of female sexuality and advocate for solutions to address this important, and often disregarded, issue for women.