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As with the DSM-IV-TR definition, according to the ISSWSH nomenclature HSDD, may be lifelong or acquired and either generalized or situational.
In concert with ICD-10 and ISSWSH, the International Consultation on Sexual Medicine (ICSM) defines hypoactive sexual desire dysfunction as a "persistent or recurrent deficiency or absence of sexual thoughts, fantasies, and/ or desire for sexual activity that causes marked personal distress".
(14) Two international panels of experts in sexual medicine (the ISSWSH Nomenclature Committee and the ICSM) retain HSDD as its own distinct entity and diagnosis.
(37) The most recent ISSWSH consensus panel suggests that post-menopausal women with low desire may benefit from a trial of systemic testosterone.
2015 ISSVD, ISSWSH and IPPS consensus terminology and classification of persistent vulvar pain and vulvodynia.
GSM is a term introduced in 2014 by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) to describe the constellation of signs and symptoms associated with the decreased levels of estrogen and other sex steroids associated with menopause.
Simon is an ISSWSH fellow and an AASECT certified sexuality counselor.
SIMON, MD, CCD, IF, NCMP, serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM), and is Secretary of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH).
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN'S HEALTH (ISSWSH) 2003 Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2003 Amsterdam, The Netherlands INFORMATION: or contact ISSWSH, 1111 North Plaza Drive, Suite 550, Schaumberg, IL 60173, USA.