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Female sexual dysfunction K019

Last amended 
14 November 2016
Current RMA Instruments:
Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
95 of 2016
Balance of Probabilities SOP
96 of 2016
SOP bulletin information on new SOPs

SOP bulletin 193

ICD Coding
  • ICD-9-CM Codes: 302.73, 302.76, 306.51, 625.0-1
  • ICD-10-AM Codes: F52.22, F52.31, F52.5, F52.6, N94.1-2
Brief description

The SOP covers: female sexual interest/arousal disorder; genitopelvic pain/penetration disorder; and female orgasmic disorder.  These are functional disorders rather than discrete diseases.

Confirming the diagnosis

Diagnosis requires that a clinically significant disorder be present, meeting the criteria for one of the disorders, as specified in the SOP.

The relevant medical specialist will vary with the presentation but will most commonly be a gynaecologist or psychiatrist.

Additional diagnoses covered by the SOP
  • female sexual interest/arousal disorder
  • genitopelvic pain/penetration disorder
  • female orgasmic disorder
Conditions not covered by the SOP
  • Hyperactive sexual desire disorder
  • Persistent genital arousal disorder

(both non-SOP)

Clinical onset

The diagnostic criteria for the relevant disorder include requirements for there to be a clinically significant problem and for the problem to persist for at least 6 months.  Once those and the other diagnostic criteria have been met the clinical onset can be backdated to the start of the relevant six month period.  Clinical significance will generally be evidenced by the person seeking advice or treatment or otherwise bringing the condition to the attention of medical practioner.