Investigation of the Relationship between Osteoporosis and Sexual Satisfaction in Women

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B Kazemi 1 , AR Ashraf 1 , M Moosavinasab 1 , P Sedaghat 2 , *

1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Fars, Iran

How to Cite: Kazemi B, Ashraf A, Moosavinasab M, Sedaghat P. Investigation of the Relationship between Osteoporosis and Sexual Satisfaction in Women, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 12(4):424-427.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 12 (4); 424-427
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 12, 2009
Accepted: March 12, 2010

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Abstract

Background: As clinical observations have shown, osteoporotic women were complaining of lack of sexual satisfaction and are more prone to depression. Hence, we decided to find the statistical direct relationship between these two factors.

 

Methods: The case group included 53 menopause women (21 with osteoporosis and 32 with osteopena) and 53 premenopausal women (37 osteoporotic, and 16 osteopenic). In the control group, there were 53 menopause women, and 53 premenopausal women who had normal bone density. Sexual satisfaction in both groups of case and control was assessed by standard Larson's sexual satisfaction questionnaire and bone density was investigated by Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), in Chamran Hospital bone mass densitometry center.

 

Results: The menopause women had significantly less sexual satisfaction in comparison with non-menopause ones. Osteoporotic women showed significantly less sexual satisfaction that means that the main effect of osteoporosis and menopause is significant. Osteoporotic women reported significantly less sexual satisfaction in comparison with the two groups of healthy women and osteopenic women (Scheffe test). Osteopenic women also had less sexual satisfaction in comparison with healthy women.

 

Conclusion: This study suggests that there is a relationship between bone loss and sexual satisfaction in both groups of women. Therefore, this correlation suggests the importance and necessity of quick diagnostic investigation and the management of osteoporosis in women with sexual dissatisfaction.

Keywords

Osteoporosis Sexual satisfaction Menopause Osteopenia Premenopausal Bone density

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