Sexual Dysfunction & Infertility

Frequently Asked Questions

Sexual dysfunction is the lack or reduced sexual desire, arousal and orgasm. 30% of men and 40% of women deal with it, and it is very common. Couples who are dealing with problems of infertility tend to have in more commonly. Sometimes, they may go away with time. But it’s not always the case.

When couples go through infertility treatments, it can distort the sexual self-image, performance and desire. The pressure to perform or abstain as the schedule of the treatment plans can also damage the bond between couples. With the treatment, couples start to see sex more about baby-making than about love or being spontaneous. All of these can cause sexual dysfunction in infertile couples.

Physically, men can experience a lack of libido, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and retarded ejaculation as a part of sexual dysfunction.

The pressure of planning sex, demand to perform and abstain on demand can take a toll on the couple. Many couples do not feel the intimacy and even refrain from sex during the non-fertile period. The couple may lose affection to each other and may experience tension and stress.

Sexual dysfunction may sometimes need medical support to deal with. Counselling and psychological support will help the situation. Sex therapy and medication, when used in combination, usually has the best results.

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