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Emotional and sexual wellness and quality of life in women with Rokitansky syndrome.
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PMID:  21571248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to investigate health, well-being, and sexual function in women with Rokitansky syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Fifty-eight women with Rokitansky syndrome completed 4 questionnaires assessing health-related quality of life, emotional distress, and sexual function and attended for a vaginal examination. RESULTS: Participants reported better overall physical health and poorer overall mental health compared with normative data. Anxiety levels were higher, especially for women who had undergone vaginal treatment. Sexual wellness and function scores were poor. Mean vaginal length was 5.4 cm and was greater in women currently sexually active. Vaginal length had a positive correlation with overall sexual satisfaction but was not related to overall quality of life. CONCLUSION: Rokitansky syndrome has a negative impact on emotional and sexual wellness. Relationships between physical and psychological parameters are complex and require further exploration. There is a need for better treatment studies using prospective methodology to assess the effects of surgical and nonsurgical treatments.
Lih-Mei Liao; Gerard S Conway; Ida Ismail-Pratt; Maligaye Bikoo; Sarah M Creighton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson UCL Institute of Women's Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
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