The working group for questions regarding female sexuality

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The WG Female Desire was founded in 2019 at the Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine.

The main work concentrates on research regarding female sexuality. Clinic and education are substantial to our work to convey the content and the development of the scientific work to women.

This working group deals with the foundations of female sexuality from a biopsychosocial perspective. We aim to promote women's sexual health by working on the development of new diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive approaches.

Our projects include basic scientific studies as well as studies on various disorders in the field of female sexuality. Examples of our work include, in particular:

  • Vulvodynia
  • Female Sexual Arousal Disorders
  • Female Orgasmic Disorder
  • Dyspareunia
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
  • Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder
  • Vaginismus
  • Sexual disorders related to the experience of sexual abuse
  • Paraphilic Disorders

We are convinced that scientific work and clinical care for women mutually benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration. That is why we work together in a network of scientists and experts from various fields. Through both our network and other public outreach activities, we strive to give women from all age groups access to evidence-based information and therapeutic offers regarding their sexual health.

For more information on our work or if you are interested in participating in studies, please contact: femaledesire(at)

Director WG Female Desire: Dr. Laura Hatzler