Sexual disorders also known as sexual dysfunction or sexual malfunction is defined as any difficulty experienced by an individual in their sexual life. The sexual life of an individual or as a couple may include various problems in their normal sexual activity. These sexual disorders can have a profound impact on an individuals perceived quality of sexual life. These disorders can cause in a couples life a matter of extreme distress and an interpersonal strain. Therefore, an assessment of general health and a thorough sexual history including any sexual problems if any is very important. The various sexual disorders can be classified into four categories. These include sexual desire disorders, sexual arousal disorders, orgasm disorders and sexual pain disorders. The cause of sexual disorders in an individual can be multi-factorial. These disorders may arise due to emotional and or physical causes. The physical factors that lead to the sexual disorders include the use of alcohol, narcotics, drugs, etc. Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on June, 2014