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Sexual function in women after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse

(2008) Sexual function in women after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. International Urogynecology Journal. pp. 53-57. ISSN 0937-3462

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Our objective was to evaluate the effect of surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse on female sexual function. Sixty seven women with pelvic organ prolapse were recruited in the study. Degree of pelvic organ prolapse was assessed using pelvic organ prolapse quantitation (POPQ) staging system. Female sexual function index (FSFI) questionnaire was used to assess sexual function of the cases preoperatively and 12-16 weeks after the operation. Mean age of the cases was 36.03 +/- 5.38 years. The total mean FSFI score increased from 15.9 +/- 10.7 to 21.9 +/- 11.1 (P < 0.05). Domain scores of desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and satisfaction were increased significantly (P < 0.05). The mean score for the pain-free intercourse decreased significantly. Results demonstrated that sexual function was improved postoperatively. Using various instruments to assess female sexual function and differences in demographic and cultural characteristics of study groups might be the reasons of discrepancy between the reports.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: pelvic organ prolapse female sexual function surgical repair surgery stress-incontinence dysfunction prevalence epidemiology anatomy impact mode life Obstetrics & Gynecology Urology & Nephrology
Page Range: pp. 53-57
Journal or Publication Title: International Urogynecology Journal
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 19
Number: 1
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ISSN: 0937-3462
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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