While physicians may think that sexual functioning
is an important aspect of their patients' lives, time constraints and a lack of information about where to refer patients were cited as the main reasons ob.
Eighty-nine percent of nefazodone-treated men were at least moderately satisfied with their sexual functioning
, compared with 50 percent of sertraline-treated men.
While there is a well established mythology concerning the relationship between sexuality and substance use, many people, including educators and health professionals, are less certain about the current medical/scientific understanding of the impact of substance use on sexual functioning
Following 13 weeks of therapy, 41% of men and 52% of women reported improvement in sexual functioning
, 42% of men and 35% of women reported no change, and 17% of men and 13% of women reported worsening in overall sexual function.
The research literature indicates that women who breastfeed, as compared to those who bottle-feed, are more likely to experience decreases in sexual functioning
, especially desire.
Physicians "need to discuss sexual functioning
as part of a quality-of-life assessment," concluded Dr.
ABSTRACT: This study compared the sexual functioning
of 43 HIV positive (HIV+) women and 73 non-HIV women using a slightly adapted version of the Sexual Functioning
Questionnaire for Women (SFQ)(Syrjala et al.
As Signorella and colleagues note, "In particular, there have been few systematic attempts to determine the extent to which the return to normal and satisfactory sexual functioning
depends on the type and degree of perineal trauma" (p.
In premenopausal women, the ovaries provide about half of circulating testosterone and many women report impaired sexual functioning
following oophorectomy despite receiving standard estrogen therapy.
Assessment of sexual functioning
during the menstrual cycle.
Existing studies, employing relatively small sample sizes, seem to suggest that while some women experience detrimental effects, others experience an improvement in sexual functioning
11) In a study investigating sexual functioning
in RA, it was reported that the study and control groups were comparable in terms of sexual satisfaction, however, the study group had a relatively low sexual activity compared to the control group, particularly the female patients having trouble during intercourse due to joint discomfort.