Display Settings:


Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Sex Marital Ther. 1997 Spring;23(1):74-8.

Perceived changes in sexual functioning and body image following weight loss in an obese female population: a pilot study.

Author information

  • 1Psychology Department, Brown University, USA.


This study assessed perceived changes in sexual behavior and body image after weight loss in a clinically obese population. Thirty-two women enrolled in a hospital-based multidisciplinary weight management program completed retrospective questionnaires about their sexual functioning and body image before and after weight loss. Subjects reported significant increases in the frequency of their sexual activity. Subjects also perceived significant improvements in their body image. These findings suggest that obese people experience positive changes in sexual functioning and body image after weight loss.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Atypon
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk