Female Genital Mutilation Linked to Poorer FSFI Scores
New Research: Patient Education and Priapism
Sexual dysfunction is common in women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), experts report in a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine review.
Women who have had more extensive FGM are more likely to have severe dysfunction, the authors said.
The review focused on 5 studies that used the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) as the main assessment tool. The FSFI evaluates 6 areas – arousal, lubrication, orgasm, desire, pain, and satisfaction – over the previous four weeks.
Each domain receives an individual score. Domain scores are then added together to determine a total FSFI score. Lower scores on the FSFI indicate poorer sexual function.
Across the studies, scores for each FSFI domain, as well as total FSFI scores, were lower for women who had undergone FGM.
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How might education about priapism affect men's decisions on seeking treatment?
The study featured in our website's latest research summary explores this question.
"Patient Education Is Associated With Reduced Delay to Presentation for Management of Ischemic Priapism: A Retrospective Review of 123 Men" by Dr. Rahul Dutta, et al. was published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine in January.
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