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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2010 Mar;108(3):219-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2009.09.031. Epub 2009 Dec 14.

Prevalence and characteristics of female sexual dysfunction in a sample of women from Upper Egypt.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the prevalence and associated risk factors for female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in Upper Egypt.

METHODS:

Married women attending the outpatient clinic of Sohag University Hospital between February 2008 and March 2009 were recruited. Through direct interviews, each woman completed a questionnaire that included questions on sexual dysfunction.

RESULTS:

From 648 recruited patients, 47 declined to participate in the study. Of the 601 remaining participants, 462 women (76.9%) reported 1 or more sexual problems. Low sexual desire was the most common sexual problem (66.4%). Patients with FSD were significantly more likely to be older than 40 years, have sexual intercourse fewer than 3 times a week, have been married for 10 years or more, have 5 children or more, be circumcised, have a husband aged 40 years or more, and be postmenopausal. Age of the women maintained a statistically significant positive relationship with FSD in the regression model (odds ratio 1.39; 95% CI, 1.26-1.53).

CONCLUSIONS:

There was a high prevalence of FSD in this sample of women from Upper Egypt. The prevalence of sexual problems increased with increasing age of the women.

PMID:
20006846
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