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Vol 13, No 2 (2015)
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Sexuality of women with inflammatory bowel diseases — original results

Natalia Miklas, Maria Szostkowska, Zygmunt Zdrojewicz
Seksuologia Polska 2015;13(2).

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Vol 13, No 2 (2015)
Prace oryginalne

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of the research was to explore sexuality and its disorders in women with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

Material and methods: 126 women with inflammatory bowel diseases participated in the study: 55 women with Crohn disease, 65 with ulcerative colitis and 6 patients with unspecified inflammatory bowel disease. Control group consisted of 123 healthy women. Both groups completed the questionnaire prepared for this study. To assess sexual functioning, FSFI questionnaire (Female Sexual Function Index) was applied. The questionnaire contained questions referring to 6 domains: desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction and pain.

Results: Decrease in sexual functions was observed in women with IBD. Intensity of symptoms limits their sexual activity and undergone surgeries decreased sexual functioning of women in both groups.

Conclusions: Inflammatory bowel diseases reduce women’s sexual functions. It is caused mainly by activities of a disease, its acceptance and performed surgery. The better sexual functioning in women, the better comfort of women’s lives with inflammatory bowel diseases.

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of the research was to explore sexuality and its disorders in women with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

Material and methods: 126 women with inflammatory bowel diseases participated in the study: 55 women with Crohn disease, 65 with ulcerative colitis and 6 patients with unspecified inflammatory bowel disease. Control group consisted of 123 healthy women. Both groups completed the questionnaire prepared for this study. To assess sexual functioning, FSFI questionnaire (Female Sexual Function Index) was applied. The questionnaire contained questions referring to 6 domains: desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction and pain.

Results: Decrease in sexual functions was observed in women with IBD. Intensity of symptoms limits their sexual activity and undergone surgeries decreased sexual functioning of women in both groups.

Conclusions: Inflammatory bowel diseases reduce women’s sexual functions. It is caused mainly by activities of a disease, its acceptance and performed surgery. The better sexual functioning in women, the better comfort of women’s lives with inflammatory bowel diseases.

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Keywords

sexuality of women, FSFI, inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis

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Title

Sexuality of women with inflammatory bowel diseases — original results

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

Issue

Vol 13, No 2 (2015)

Bibliographic record

Seksuologia Polska 2015;13(2).

Keywords

sexuality of women
FSFI
inflammatory bowel diseases
Crohn’s disease
ulcerative colitis

Authors

Natalia Miklas
Maria Szostkowska
Zygmunt Zdrojewicz

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