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Female sexual function and dysfunction : a cross national prevalence study in Slovenia
ID Starc, Andrej (Author), ID Jukić, Tomislav (Author), ID Poljšak, Borut (Author), ID Gošnak Dahmane, Raja (Author)

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Abstract
The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction in Slovenia. We aimed to explore the prevalence itself, comparison among demographic groups and potential correlations. Data were collected based on the validated standardized Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) (N=605). Most participants had sexual intercourse with one partner (n=523), and the majority of sexual relationships were heterosexual (n=584). University educated subjects had the highest claims of arousal, followed by those with master/doctoral degrees and college educated ones. The lowest level was expressed by subjects with elementary school. The youngest subjects (18-23 years) expressed the highest levels of desire and arousal, followed by the 24-29 age group. The 42-47 age group reported higher levels of lubrication and orgasm. The claim of satisfaction was highest in the 24-29 age group, while the pain was highest in the 42-47 age group. Strong correlation was found between the claims of desire and arousal (r=0.585), arousal and lubrication (r=0.879), lubrication and pain (r=0.856), orgasm and lubrication (r=0.856), satisfaction and orgasm (r=0.782), and pain and arousal (r=0.776) (p<0.001). We identified a 31% prevalence of female sexual dysfunction in Slovenia.

Language:English
Keywords:women, orgasm, coitus, arousal, lubrication, pain, psychological sexual disfunction, physiological sexual disfunction, Slovenia
Typology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:ZF - Faculty of Health Sciences
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Year:2018
Number of pages:Str. 52-60
Numbering:Vol. 57, no. 1
PID:20.500.12556/RUL-115917 This link opens in a new window
UDC:613.88-055.2:616-008.6
ISSN on article:0353-9466
DOI:10.20471/acc.2018.57.01.06 This link opens in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:5435243 This link opens in a new window
Publication date in RUL:27.04.2020
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Record is a part of a journal

Title:Acta clinica Croatica
Shortened title:Acta clin. Croat.
Publisher:Klinička bolnica Sestre milosrdnice, Institut za kliničko-medicinska istraživanja
ISSN:0353-9466
COBISS.SI-ID:24114434 This link opens in a new window

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Language:Undetermined
Keywords:ženske, orgazem, koitus, vzburjenje, lubrikacija, bolečina, psihološka seksualna disfunkcija, fiziološka seksualna disfunkcija, Slovenija

Projects

Funder:Other - Other funder or multiple funders
Project number:Komisija RS za medicinsko etiko 120/12/14
Name:Nacionalni projekt Prevalenčna epidemioloska raziskava: ženske spolne motnje v Sloveniji

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