Sexual dysfunction among postmenopausal women

W. Masliza W Daud, Mohd Yazid Bajuri, Shuhaila Ahmad, Hatta Sidi, Mohd Rohaizat Hassan, M. N. Norzilawati

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Introduction and Objective: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) has a major impact on interpersonal relationships and quality of life. For many women it has been emotionally distressing, physically disconcerting, and socially disruptive. To determine the prevalence and factors that contribute to female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and to evaluate the different sexual domains that infl uence sexual function amongst post menopausal women. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study among postmenopausal women attended the Menopause Clinic, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC). It was conducted over a period of one year. A validated English and Malay Version of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) were used to assess female sexual function. Results: The median age of menopause in this study population was 50 years and majority of these patients was on hormonal therapy (58.2%). The prevalence for sexual dysfunction was high (85.2%). The most affected sexual domains were: dissatisfaction (89.0%), arousal (67.0%) and desire (62.4%). Factors associated with sexual dysfunction among post menopausal women that were statistically significant were age more than 60 (p=0.033), lower educational level (p<0.001), and type of menopause (p=0.029). Women with naturally occurring menopause were found to be 2.5 times more likely to have sexual dysfunction. Conclusion: The prevalence of sexual dysfunction among post menopausal women was high. The most affected domains were satisfaction, desire and arousal. The associated factors were older age, lower education level, and type of menopause.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-89
Number of pages7
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume165
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Menopause
Arousal
Malaysia
Cross-Sectional Studies
Quality of Life
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Population
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Postmenopausal
  • Prevalence
  • Sexual dysfunction

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  • Medicine(all)

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Sexual dysfunction among postmenopausal women. / Daud, W. Masliza W; Bajuri, Mohd Yazid; Ahmad, Shuhaila; Sidi, Hatta; Hassan, Mohd Rohaizat; Norzilawati, M. N.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 165, No. 2, 2014, p. 83-89.

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