Explore resources including a diagnostic tool, professional societies, and various videos about HSDD

Screening tool

The Decreased Sexual Desire Screener (DSDS)
is a 5-question, sensitive, and specific diagnostic instrument for assessing generalized acquired HSDD in women.

The Decreased Sexual Desire Screener (DSDS) is a sensitive diagnostic instrument for assessing HSDD in women.

Professional Societies

The following professional societies may provide more information on women’s health:

  • Academy of Women’s Health (AWH)
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
  • International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM)
  • International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)
  • World Association for Sexual Health (WAS)
Sharon J. Parish, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses the prevalence and burden of HSDD.

Sharon J. Parish, MD, IF, NCMP
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor, Medicine in Clinical Psychiatry
Professor, Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Director of Medical Services
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division

Dr. Parish
Jim Pfaus, PhD, Concordia College, discusses the neurobiology of female sexual response.

Jim Pfaus, PhD
Concordia University

Professor, Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology
Department of Psychology Concordia University
President, International Academy of Sex Research

Dr. Pfaus
Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, provides tips for productive patient dialogue and diagnosis.

Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, IF
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of OB/GYN
MacDonald Women’s Hospital
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Professor, Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Kingsberg

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