Causes of Declining Libido in Women

Low sexual desire (LSD) is the most common sexual problem reported by females. Although this problem is not sexually dimorphic (affecting only one sex), the prevalence of LSD is much higher in females than in males.

That sexual drive declines naturally with age based on physiological factors. But sexual desire also encompasses interpersonal and psychological factors that create a willingness to be sexual.

Dr. Patricia Bearnson, Gynecologist practicing at St. Mark's Center for Women's Health, discusses lowered sex drive that sometimes accompanies menopause. Find out the causes and ways to treat this common issue. Depression, menopause and exhaustion can all contribute to a loss of sexual desire.