ICD-10-CM Code R37

Sexual dysfunction, unspecified

Version 2021 Billable Code No Valid Principal Dx

Valid for Submission

R37 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of sexual dysfunction, unspecified. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code R37 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal sexual function, coital disorder, coital disorder, coital failure, coital impairment, decreased sexual function, etc

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

Short Description:Sexual dysfunction, unspecified
Long Description:Sexual dysfunction, unspecified

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code R37 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abnormal sexual function
  • Coital disorder
  • Coital disorder
  • Coital failure
  • Coital impairment
  • Decreased sexual function
  • Enjoyment of sex - finding
  • Erection without orgasm
  • Excessive orgasm
  • Failure of orgasm
  • Failure of orgasm
  • Failure of orgasm
  • Failure of orgasm
  • Failure of orgasm
  • Failure of orgasm
  • Failure of orgasm
  • Failure of orgasm
  • Female coital disorder
  • Female coital disorder
  • Finding related to ability to have sexual intercourse
  • Finding related to ability to have sexual intercourse
  • Finding related to ability to have sexual intercourse
  • Finding related to ability to have sexual intercourse
  • Has never reached orgasm
  • Inappropriate orgasm
  • Inhibited orgasm
  • Male coital disorder
  • Male coital disorder
  • No longer reaches orgasm
  • Orgasm too easily aroused
  • Penetration impossible
  • Sexual disorder
  • Sexual exhaustion
  • Sexual function painful
  • Sexual hypesthesia
  • Sexual inadequacy
  • Sexual intercourse difficult
  • Sexual intercourse unsuccessful
  • Unable to have sexual intercourse
  • Weak orgasm

Clinical Information

  • SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION PHYSIOLOGICAL-. physiological disturbances in normal sexual performance in either the male or the female.
  • SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS PSYCHOLOGICAL-. disturbances in sexual desire and the psychophysiologic changes that characterize the sexual response cycle and cause marked distress and interpersonal difficulty. apa dsm iv 1994

Convert R37 to ICD-9

  • 302.70 - Psychosexual dysfunc NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the genitourinary system (R30-R39)
      • Sexual dysfunction, unspecified (R37)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients

Sexual Health

Sexuality is a big part of being human. Love, affection and sexual intimacy all play a role in healthy relationships. They also contribute to your sense of well-being. A number of disorders can affect the ability to have or enjoy sex in both men and women.

Factors that can affect sexual health include

  • Fear of unplanned pregnancy
  • Concerns about infertility
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Chronic diseases such as cancer or heart disease
  • Medicines that affect sexual desire or performance
  • Heart disease and intimacy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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