Sexual functioning and sexual dysfunction in women with infertility.


eMediNexus    01 December 2017

A recent study published in Zhurnal nevrologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova was based on sexual dysfunction which aimed to assess the need in sexological care to improve quality of life of women with infertility. Here sexual functioning was studied in 329 women with infertility and 722 women who underwent an outpatient gynecological examination via a clinical interview and the Female Sexual Function Index FSFI . The results showed that in 24.01 of women with infertility the total FSFI score correlated with the presence of clinically relevant disorders. Moreover sexual dysfunction was identified in 16.1 of women with infertility which included libido disorder 84.9 dyspareunia 30.2 and orgasmic dysfunction 13.2 . Furthermore latent forms of sexual dysfunction were also identified. Therefore the findings confirmed a high need for curative and preventive sexological care to improve the quality of life of women with infertility.

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