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Hysterectomy and sexual wellbeing: prospective observational study of vaginal hysterectomy, subtotal abdominal hysterectomy, and total abdominal hysterectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14525872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of vaginal hysterectomy, subtotal abdominal hysterectomy, and total abdominal hysterectomy on sexual wellbeing.
DESIGN: Prospective observational study over six months.
SETTING: 13 teaching and non-teaching hospitals in the Netherlands.
PARTICIPANTS: 413 women who underwent hysterectomy for benign disease other than symptomatic prolapse of the uterus and endometriosis.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Reported sexual pleasure, sexual activity, and bothersome sexual problems.
RESULTS: Sexual pleasure significantly improved in all patients, independent of the type of hysterectomy. The prevalence of one or more bothersome sexual problems six months after vaginal hysterectomy, subtotal abdominal hysterectomy, and total abdominal hysterectomy was 43% (38/89), 41% (31/76), and 39% (57/145), respectively (chi2 test, P = 0.88).
CONCLUSION: Sexual pleasure improves after vaginal hysterectomy, subtotal abdominal hysterectomy, and total abdominal hysterectomy. The persistence and development of bothersome problems during sexual activity were similar for all three techniques.
Authors:
Jan-Paul W R Roovers; Johanna G van der Bom; C Huub van der Vaart; A Peter M Heintz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ (Clinical research ed.)     Volume:  327     ISSN:  1756-1833     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-03     Completed Date:  2003-10-20     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900488     Medline TA:  BMJ     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  774-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3584 CX Utrecht, Netherlands. j_proovers@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Hysterectomy / methods,  psychology*
Hysterectomy, Vaginal / psychology
Libido
Patient Satisfaction*
Postoperative Period
Prospective Studies
Questionnaires
Regression Analysis
Sexual Behavior*
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Comment In:
BMJ. 2004 Jan 10;328(7431):107; author reply 108   [PMID:  14715613 ]
BMJ. 2004 Jan 10;328(7431):107; author reply 108   [PMID:  14715614 ]

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