Sexual Health Improves for Women after Bariatric Surgery
2014 Membership Renewal
A group of women who underwent bariatric surgery experienced improvements in their sexual health, American researchers found.
Improvements were seen in sexual function, reproductive hormone levels, and psychosocial health.
The researchers studied 106 obese women between the ages of 25 and 60 (median age 41). Their median body mass index was 44.5.
Before surgery and at one- and two-year follow-up points afterward, the women completed questionnaires to assess their sexual health, quality of life, and symptoms of depression. The women also had their hormone levels checked.
After one year, the women had improved scores on the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and on the desire and satisfaction domains of that assessment tool. Two years later, their arousal and lubrication scores had improved.
Hormone levels, depressive symptoms, body image, and relationship satisfaction were also better.
Women with lowest baseline FSFI scores saw the greatest gains.
The study was published in November in JAMA Surgery. Please click here for more information.
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16th Congress Of The European Society For Sexual Medicine (ESSM)
Jan 29, 2014 - Feb 2, 2014
ISSWSH 2014 Annual Meeting
Feb 20, 2014 - Feb 23, 2014
San Diego, California
29th Annual Congress Of The European Association Of Urology (EAU)
Apr 11, 2014 - Apr 15, 2014
Annual Meeting Of The American Urological Association (AUA)
May 17, 2014 - May 21, 2014
SMSNA Annual Spring Meeting
May 17, 2014
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, USA
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