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J Urol. 2006 Feb;175(2):654-8; discussion 658.

Prevalence and risk factors for female sexual dysfunction in Turkish women.

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Family Medicine Unit, Medico Social Health Center, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.



We assessed the prevalence of and risk factors for FSD using the Turkish version of the FSFI in Turkish women.


The study consisted of 518 women 18 to 55 years old living in Ankara, who completed the FSFI for the evaluation of FSD. The women were divided into 3 groups according to age, that is 18 to 30 (273), 31 to 45 (192) and 46 to 55 years (53). Demographic characteristics and risk factors were assessed in all women. Findings were compared between women with and without FSD.


According to the FSFI score 48.3% of women reported FSD (FSFI score less than 25). The prevalence of FSD was 41% at ages 18 to 30 years, 53.1% at ages 31 to 45 years and 67.9% at ages 46 to 55 years. FSD was detected as a desire problem in 48.3% of women, an arousal problem in 35.9%, a lubrication problem in 40.9%, an orgasm problem in 42.7%, a satisfaction problem in 45.0% and a pain problem in 42.9%. Risk factors for FSD were age, smoking (OR 2.4, 95% CI 6.8 to 18.1), menopause (OR 1.7, 95% CI 2.7 to 10.2), diet (OR 1.2, 95% CI 1.9 to 5.5) and marital status (OR 0.8, 95% CI 1.5 to 3.2) (each p <0.001).


Overall 48.3% of women in our study had FSD according to the FSFI. Apart from age, the most important risk factors for FSD were smoking, diet based life-style changes, menopause status and marital status.

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