Posterior repair and sexual function.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of posterior repair (PR) on sexual function in patients who have undergone incontinence and/or pelvic reconstructive surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort study of women who underwent incontinence and/or prolapse surgery was performed. Participants completed the pelvic organ prolapse urinary incontinence sexual questionnaire (PISQ) before and after the operation. PISQ scores were compared between women who underwent PR and women who did not. RESULTS: Of 73 study participants, 30 women underwent PR; 43 women did not (no PR). Although there was no difference in dyspareunia between groups pre-op, dyspareunia prevalence post-op was significantly lower in the no PR group. Preoperative PISQ scores were similar between groups. After the operation, both groups significantly improved their PISQ scores, without a difference between groups. CONCLUSION: Although the incidence of dyspareunia differed between PR and no PR groups, overall improvement in sexual function was reflected in improved total PISQ scores that occurred irrespective of PR performance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Komesu, YM; Rogers, RG; Kammerer-Doak, DN; Barber, MD; Olsen, AL

Published Date

  • July 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 197 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 101.e1 - 101.e6

PubMed ID

  • 17618777

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3097466

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajog.2007.03.054


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States