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Standard Operating Procedures for Female Orgasmic Disorder: Consensus of the International Society for Sexual Medicine

      ABSTRACT

      Introduction

      As the field of sexual medicine evolves, it is important to continually improve patient care by developing contemporary “standard operating procedures” (SOPs), reflecting the consensus view of experts in sexual medicine. Few, if any, consensus SOPs have been developed for the diagnosis and treatment of Female Orgasmic Disorder (FOD).

      Aim

      The objective is to provide standard operating procedures for FOD.

      Methods

      The SOP Committee was composed of a chair, selected by the International Society for the Study of Sexual Medicine, and two additional experts. To inform its key recommendations, the Committee used systematic reviews of available evidence and discussions during a group meeting, conference calls and e-mail communications. The Committee received no corporate funding or remuneration.

      Results

      A total of 12 recommendations for the assessment and treatment of FOD were generated, including suggestions for further research.

      Conclusions

      Evidence-based, practice recommendations for the treatment of FOD are provided that will hopefully inform clinical decision making for those treating this common condition. Laan E, Rellini AH, and Barnes T. Standard operating procedures for female orgasmic disorder: Consensus of the International Society for Sexual Medicine. J Sex Med 2013;10:74-82

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