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Sexual quality of life in women who have undergone female genital mutilation: a case-control study.
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PMID:  23046483     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Please cite this paper as: Andersson S, Rymer J, Joyce D, Momoh C, Gayle C. Sexual quality of life in women who have undergone female genital mutilation: a case-control study. BJOG 2012; DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.12004. Objective  To investigate the sexual quality of life of women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) and compare them with a similar group who has not undergone FGM. Design  Case-control study. Setting  A large central London teaching hospital. Population  A total of 73 women who had undergone FGM and 37 control women, who had not undergone FGM but were from a similar cultural background where FGM is practiced. Methods  The women completed a questionnaire containing the Sexual Quality of Life-Female (SQOL-F) questionnaire. Main outcome measures  SQOL-F score. Results  Women who have undergone FGM of any type have a significantly lower (P < 0.001) overall SQOL-F score than control women (mean = 62.44, SD = 27.93 versus mean = 88.84, SD = 13.73). Women who were sexually active and had undergone FGM type III differed the most from sexually active controls (P < 0.05) in their SQOL-F score. Women who were sexually inactive but who had undergone FGM reported significantly lower overall SQOL-F scores (P = 0.015) than sexually inactive controls, but were not differentiated by type of FGM. Conclusion  FGM significantly reduces women's sexual quality of life, based on the results of the SQOL-F questionnaire.
Sha Andersson; J Rymer; Dw Joyce; C Momoh; Cm Gayle
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-10
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Title:  BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  BJOG     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100935741     Medline TA:  BJOG     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology © 2012 RCOG.
Department of Anaesthesia, Trafford Hospitals, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK King's College School of Medicine, London, UK Maudsley Hospital, London, UK Women's Services, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK The Graduate School, Imperial College London, London, UK.
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