Volume 64, Issue 11 (7 2006)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2006, 64(11): 77-80 | Back to browse issues page

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Zafarghandi N, Torkestani F, Hadavand Sh, Zaeri F, Jalilnejad H. Evaluation of libido in post hysterectomy patients. Tehran Univ Med J. 2006; 64 (11) :77-80
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-877-en.html
Abstract:   (5855 Views)
Background: Hysterectomy is a common surgery as treatment for chronic and benign gynecologic problems. Eeach year more than half million women in USA undergo hysterectomy.
Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study, was done on 100 women who had underwent hysterectomy at least two years before the study and met inclusion criteria of study. During interview, the questionnaire were completed, then examination was done by gynecologist. Most of the information were collected from the patient’s files.
Results: In this study the most indication of hysterectomy was fibroma and the most common type surgery was total abdominal hysterectomy, and mostly were done without oophorectomy. 20% of cases were without or weak prior to operation and 80% with medium (or high) libido, after hysterectomy the figures changed to 41% and 59% respectively. After hysterectomy libido with P=0.001, frequency of coitus with P=0.001, and sexual satisfaction with P=0.013, significantly declined. Libido after hysterectomy declined with aging (P=0.01). There was no significant correlation between oophorectomy and libido.
Conclusion: Sexual function declines significantly after hysterectomy, with no association with oophorectomy and type of surgery.
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