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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2013 Jun;287(6):1173-80. doi: 10.1007/s00404-012-2677-8. Epub 2012 Dec 30.

Prevalence and risk factors for female sexual dysfunction among Egyptian women.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Round Road, Ismailia 41111, Egypt.



To assess sexual function among married women and determine associated risk factors for sexual dysfunction.


Cross-sectional hospital-based study involving 509 non-pregnant married females 20-59 years old who were enrolled into the study after approval of the ethics committee. The study population was recruited among women attending gynecology outpatient clinic or their relatives visiting inpatients of obstetrics and gynecology department at Suez Canal University Hospital. Female and male partner-related data were collected using an interview questionnaire. Sexual dysfunction was assessed using female sexual function index (FSFI).


Mean female age was 39.5 years. About half of the participants were premenopausal (48.7 %). Most of the females were circumcised (71.7 %). Desire and Orgasm domains were the most affected with 52.8 % of the participants having sexual dysfunction. Total FSFI score of ≤26.55 was the cutoff value for diagnosis of FSD and female age, postmenopausal status, duration of marriage, circumcision, partner's age, and the presence of male sexual dysfunction were found to be significant associated factors with FSD.


FSD is highly prevalent in Egypt and orgasm and desire scores were the most affected domains. Several personal (female age, postmenopausal status, duration of marriage and circumcision) and male partner (age, and the presence of sexual dysfunction) factors were significantly associated.

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