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Transcutaneous Temperature-Controlled Radiofrequency Treatment: Improvement in Female Genital Appearance, Sexual Dysfunction, and Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Aesthet Surg J 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Dermatology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

Background: Transcutaneous temperature-controlled radiofrequency (TTCRF) is an emerging modality for vulvovaginal rejuvenation. Still, the clinical experience with this modality is limited.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of TTCRF in improving female genital appearance, sexual function, and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Read More

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Feasibility of a cognitive behavioral online intervention for women with Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder.

J Clin Psychol 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Objectives: Difficulties with sexual desire and arousal are common in women, but most lack access to effective treatment such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). eSense is a recently created online CBT intervention for sexual difficulties with promising evidence of usability. The current study assessed the feasibility of women completing the full eSense CBT program without guidance. Read More

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Systematic Review of l-Arginine for the Treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and Related Conditions in Women.

Pharmacy (Basel) 2021 Mar 27;9(2). Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY 14201, USA.

This systematic review evaluates the efficacy and safety of l-arginine alone or in combination for the treatment of women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) or related conditions, such as female sexual interest/arousal disorder and female sexual arousal disorder. Medline, Embase, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Science Direct, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature were searched using keywords "arginine", "Lady Prelox", "ArginMax", "Stronvivo", "Ristela", "hypoactive sexual desire disorder", "female sexual interest arousal disorder", "female sexual arousal disorder", "sexual dysfunction", "sexual behavior", "dyspareunia", "libido", and permutations thereof. Relevant records were retained if they were primary literature, conducted in women with HSDD or related conditions, and published as full text in English. Read More

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The comparison of sexual function in women with or without experience of female genital circumcision: A case-control study in a Kurdish region of Iran.

Health Care Women Int 2021 Apr 2:1-13. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

Studies on the sexual consequences of female genital circumcision are controversial. In this article, we intend to compare the sexual function in women with or without experience of circumcision in the Kurdish region of Mahabad in Iran. In this case-control study 550 women completed the demographic and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaires. Read More

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A prospective controlled study of sexual function and sexually related personal distress up to 12 months after premenopausal risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

Menopause 2021 Mar 15. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Gynaecological Oncology Service, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Sydney, Australia Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne and The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Gynae-oncology and Dysplasia Unit, The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Basser Center for BRCA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia Gynaecology Research Centre, The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

Objective: Premenopausal risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (RRBSO) may impair sexual function, but the nature and degree of impairment and impact of estrogen therapy on sexual function and sexually related personal distress after RRBSO are uncertain.

Methods: Prospective observational study of 73 premenopausal women at elevated risk of ovarian cancer planning RRBSO and 68 premenopausal controls at population risk of ovarian cancer. Participants completed the Female Sexual Function Index and the Female Sexual Distress Scale-Revised. Read More

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Peyronie's disease may negatively impact the sexual experience of a couple and female sexual function: a single center study.

Transl Androl Urol 2021 Feb;10(2):555-562

Andrology and Urogynecology Clinic, Santa Maria Terni Hospital, University of Perugia, Terni, Italy.

Background: Peyonie's disease (PD) mostly affects males in the fifth decade of life, with a prevalence in the general population ranging between 0.5% and 20.3%. Read More

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February 2021

Navigating Women's Low Desire: Sexual Growth and Destiny Beliefs and Couples' Well-Being.

J Sex Res 2021 Mar 3:1-12. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Department of Psychology, York University.

People's beliefs about how to maintain sexual satisfaction have been associated with how they navigate sexual differences, but research has yet to explore the consequences of these beliefs for couples facing a distressing sexual issue. The current research extends past work on sexual growth beliefs (i.e. Read More

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Assessing sexual function in middle-aged sexually active Spanish women: a community-based study focusing on the intimate partner.

Menopause 2021 Mar 1. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Doctoral Program in Health Sciences at the University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain Department of Nursing, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

Objective: This study evaluated sexual function, the influence of the relationship with the intimate partner, and the factors related to sexual function in middle-aged Spanish women.

Methods: The methodology entailed a cross-sectional study of 187 sexually active women aged 40-59 years. The participants were randomly recruited from primary public health care. Read More

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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION AMONG FEMALE PATIENTS IN A NIGERIAN AMBULATORY PRIMARY CARE SETTING.

Ann Ib Postgrad Med 2020 Jun;18(1):9-17

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria.

Background: Sexual dysfunction is a common but under-reported problem of public health importance among female adults in Nigeria. Empirical evidence on sexual dysfunction among female Nigerians is scarce.

Objective: To determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with sexual dysfunction among female patients presenting at the General Outpatient Clinic (GOPC), University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria. Read More

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Sexual and mental health of woman suffering from selected connective tissue diseases: an original paper.

Clin Rheumatol 2021 Feb 22. Epub 2021 Feb 22.

Institute of Psychology, The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the sexual and mental health of women suffering from connective tissue diseases and to determine the potential interrelationships between the studied clinical variables and sexual and mental health.

Methods: The study was conducted in a group of women with connective tissue diseases. To assess somatic health, we used The Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ-DI), and to assess sexual health, we used the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire (KSS). Read More

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February 2021

Sexual Function of Men and Women With Spina Bifida: A Scoping Literature Review.

Sex Med Rev 2021 Feb 16. Epub 2021 Feb 16.

Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Introduction: As most adults with spina bifida are either sexually active or interested in becoming sexually active, providers should understand how spina bifida impacts sexual function and options for treatment.

Objectives: The objective of this study is to summarize the current literature describing how features of spina bifida impact sexual function in men and women, effective available treatment options for sexual dysfunction, and to identify research gaps.

Methods: Searches were conducted in PubMed, CINAHL Complete, PsychInfo, Cochrane Central, Scopus, and Web of Science Core Collection databases using keywords related to spina bifida and sexual function. Read More

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February 2021

Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures on the sexual functions of women treated for vaginismus (genitopelvic pain/penetration disorder).

Int Urogynecol J 2021 Feb 19. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Capa, 34093, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction And Hypothesis: Female sexual function is influenced by the emotional and hormonal state. COVID-19 has been the major global health crisis of our time with high psychosocial impact. Vaginismus is a form of female sexual dysfunction and a subset of genitopelvic pain/penetration disorder in which any form of vaginal penetration is painful or impossible. Read More

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February 2021

Long-term quality of life and sexual function of elderly people with endometrial or ovarian cancer.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2021 Feb 12;19(1):56. Epub 2021 Feb 12.

Epidemiology and Quality of Life Research Unit, Lipids, Nutrition, Cancer Research Center, INSERM U1231, Georges Francois Leclerc Centre - UNICANCER, 1 rue Professeur Marion, BP 77980, 21079, Dijon Cedex, France.

Background: With the growing number of older endometrial cancer (EC) and ovarian cancer (OC) survivors, data on long-term health-related quality of life (HRQoL) became an important issue in the management of older patients. So, the aim of this study was to describe and compare according to age long-term HRQoL, sexual function, and social deprivation of adults with either EC or OC.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was set up using data from the Côte d'Or gynecological cancer registry. Read More

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February 2021

The impact of neurogenic bladder bowel dysfunction in the sexuality of female spina bifida patients.

J Pediatr Urol 2021 Jan 20. Epub 2021 Jan 20.

Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Urology Department, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Introduction: The sexual life of Spina Bifida (SB) women may be affected by their physical impairments. Data has consistently associated symptoms such as urinary and fecal incontinence with negative effects on social and intimate life.

Objective: To analyze the female spina bifida patient sexual life and assess which factors - including bladder bowel dysfunction and bladder augmentation - influenced in the sexual function of patients in a multi-center cross-sectional study. Read More

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January 2021

The Patient Experience of Premenopausal Women Treated with Bremelanotide for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: RECONNECT Exit Study Results.

J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2021 Feb 3. Epub 2021 Feb 3.

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) has a significant negative impact on women's overall health and relationships with their partners. Primary analyses from the RECONNECT clinical trials demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in sexual desire and related distress with bremelanotide relative to placebo in premenopausal women with HSDD. Exit surveys and patient interviews were conducted to evaluate the impact of HSDD and bremelanotide treatment from the patient's perspective. Read More

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February 2021

Patient-reported sexual function of breast cancer survivors with genitourinary syndrome of menopause after fractional CO2 laser therapy.

Menopause 2021 Feb 1. Epub 2021 Feb 1.

The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH Center for Biostatistics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Objective: The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the change in sexual function following treatment with fractional CO2 laser therapy in breast cancer (BC) survivors with genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).

Methods: A single-arm feasibility study of BC survivors with symptoms of GSM, including dyspareunia and/or vaginal dryness, was conducted. Participants who received three treatments with fractional CO2 laser and 4-week follow-up were contacted for patient-reported outcomes and adverse events at 12 months. Read More

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February 2021

Differences in and Correlates of Sexual Function in Infertile Women with and without Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Int J Fertil Steril 2021 Jan 19;15(1):65-72. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

Health Psychology and Behavior Medicine Research Group, Student Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: The aim of this study was to examine sexual function and its correlates among infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in comparison with their non-PCOS counterparts.

Materials And Methods: In this case-control study, 209 infertile women (116 PCOS and 93 non-PCOS) from Tehran, Iran, were evaluated in February and March 2018. Female sexual function index (FSFI), hormonal status, and documented reports of hyperandrogenic manifestations of the patients were investigated. Read More

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January 2021

What happens to female sexual function during pregnancy?

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2021 Mar 15;258:265-268. Epub 2021 Jan 15.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY, United Kingdom.

Introduction: Female sexual function remains an under-investigated and neglected topic in medical research. Studies have found a strong association between female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and decreased physical, emotional and overall life satisfaction [1]. Although FSD and the impact it has on quality of life is becoming increasingly recognised, the effect of pregnancy on FSD is relatively under-researched. Read More

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Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Pregnancy Sexual Response Inventory.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2021 Jan 21. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Samanpazari, 06100, Ankara, Turkey.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to adapt the Pregnancy Sexual Response Inventory (PSRI) into Turkish and to determine the psychometric properties for pregnant women.

Methods: A total of 139 pregnant women were included in the study. The psychometric features of the questionnaire were analyzed in terms of internal consistency, test-retest reliability, content and criterion validity. Read More

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January 2021

Introducing 'holistic psychology' for life qualities: A theoretical model for consideration.

Heliyon 2021 Jan 5;7(1):e05843. Epub 2021 Jan 5.

School of Education, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia.

has attracted extensive interests from educators, researchers, and organizations. Many would recognize the work of Martin Seligman (e.g. Read More

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January 2021

Sexual Health in the Elderly Population.

Curr Sex Health Rep 2020 Dec 29;12(4):381-388. Epub 2020 Oct 29.

Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Among the growing elderly population, sexual health remains an important concern for individuals and couples. An understanding of the expected changes with aging and taking care of aging men and women is important for treating sexual dysfunction. Sexual health issues related to aging can be both linked between men and women and independent. Read More

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December 2020

Vulvovaginal atrophy of menopause and its impact on sexual function in an Italian clinical cohort of post-menopausal women.

J Obstet Gynaecol 2021 Feb 12;41(2):290-297. Epub 2021 Jan 12.

University of Rome "Sapienza", Department of Gynaecological-Obstetric Sciences and Urological Sciences, Umberto I Hospital, Rome, Italy.

The aim of current study was to estimate the impact of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) on sexual function in a clinical population of Italian postmenopausal women. Women aged 45-75 years with at least one VVA symptom completed three questionnaires: Day-to-Day Impact of Vaginal Aging (DIVA), Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and Female Sexual Distress Scale revised (FSDS-R). A gynaecological examination was performed for VVA confirmation. Read More

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February 2021

Online Pelvic Floor Group Education Program for Women With Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder/Genito-Pelvic Dysesthesia: Descriptive Feasibility Study.

JMIR Form Res 2021 Jan 11;5(1):e22450. Epub 2021 Jan 11.

Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada.

Background: Persistent genital arousal disorder/genito-pelvic dysesthesia (PGAD/GPD) is a highly distressing yet poorly understood condition characterized by persistent genito-pelvic sensations, often described as "genital arousal," which occur in the absence of sexual desire. PGAD/GPD is associated with significant impairment in psychosocial and daily functioning; however, there are currently no empirically validated treatment algorithms for PGAD/GPD. Pelvic floor physical therapy exercises have been found to be effective at reducing other forms of genito-pelvic discomfort, such as vulvodynia, and may also be beneficial to those experiencing PGAD/GPD. Read More

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January 2021

Does the sexual function of the spouses change after the TOT procedure?

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2021 Jan 2. Epub 2021 Jan 2.

Department of Urology, Medicalpark Hospital, Antalya, Turkey.

Aim: This prospective study aimed to evaluate sexual function in women who underwent transobturator tape (TOT) sling surgery and their male sexual partners compared to before the procedure.

Materials And Methods: The study included a total of 202 women with stress urinary incontinence who underwent the TOT procedure between April 2018 and February 2020, and their partners. All of the women completed the Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ-7), Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI-6), and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire while their partners completed the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionnaire before and 6 months after the procedure. Read More

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January 2021

Sexual behaviors and function during menopausal transition-does menopausal hormonal therapy play a role?

Menopause 2020 12 21;28(3):271-283. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, District Hospital in Ruda Śląska, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.

Objectives: The menopausal transition is a biological adaptation to the variety of life changes (body, comorbidities, relationship), but that biology is not an "end all" in the context of sexual function and overall sexual health. The aim of this study is to evaluate determinants altering the risk of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and other sexual problems and to establish whether menopausal hormonal therapy (MHT) decreases that risk and modifies sexual behaviors.

Methods: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted in 210 women between the ages of 45 and 55. Read More

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December 2020

"Mesh free" autologous transobturator mid urethral sling placement for predominant stress urinary incontinence: A pilot study.

Neurourol Urodyn 2021 02 21;40(2):659-665. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Department of Urology and Renal transplant, VM Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Aims: To assess the efficacy and safety of autologous mid-urethral sling (MUS) in women with predominant stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Materials And Methods: This prospective cohort study included adult women with predominant SUI seen in our urology clinic between January 2018 and March 2019. Patients with: negative cough stress test, history of prior incontinence surgery, urogenital malignancy, pelvic radiation, neurological disease, body mass index more than 40 kg/m , the presence of more than Stage I pelvic organ prolapse, active urinary tract infection, maximum flow rate less than 15 ml/sec, postvoid residual urine more than 100 ml, abdominal leak point pressure less than 60 cm of H O, and pregnant women were excluded. Read More

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February 2021