1 in 5 young women have sexual dysfunction: study

Australian researchers call for doctors to routinely ask about sexual health

Doctors have been asked to raise the topic of sexual health concerns with young women, in light of findings showing one in five experience some kind of sexual dysfunction, Melbourne researchers say.


In addition, half of young women report they experience sexually related personal distress, which relates to feeling guilty, embarrassed, stressed or unhappy about their sex lives, the study by Monash University shows.

The researchers recruited almost 7000 women, aged 18-39, living in Victoria, NSW and