Internet-Based Interventions for Women's Sexual Dysfunction

JJDM van Lankveld

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    The present paper gives an overview of the methodology and results of the first decade of research into Internet-based interventions for women’s sexual dysfunction. The interventions, retrieved in a literature search, were mostly well grounded on common theoretical models of sexual dysfunction and psychological disorders, and most ingredients of the interventions were theory-informed. Most interventions offered Web-based therapeutic content within a more or less preprogrammed structure. Most of these also offered prescheduled and/or participant-initiated contact with a sexual health care professional. Comparative effect studies showed improvements in sexual functioning as well as relational functioning at the point of termination of the intervention period. Improvements at posttreatment were generally maintained for several months after termination of the active intervention period. The results of this review seem to warrant further development of Internet-based interventions for women’s sexual dysfunctions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)136-143
    Number of pages8
    JournalCurrent Sexual Health Reports
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016


    • Internet-based
    • Online
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Intervention
    • Women
    • Female


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