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The association between infertility and sexual dysfunction in women with obesity
  • ALPARSLAN DENİZ,
  • Muhammed Okuyucu
ALPARSLAN DENİZ
Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University
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Muhammed Okuyucu
Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Background: In this study, sexual function problems in obese infertile women were investigated. Methods: Meeting the inclusion criteria for the study; Included were 150 women obesity without infertility, 150 women obesity with infertility and 150 women normal weight without infertility. The participants were administered a sociodemographic data form, the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), and the Beck Depression Inventory following the measurement of body mass index. Results: FSFI scores were observed to be statistifical significantly lower in the group of obesity with infertility than in the other two groups. FSFI scores were measured as (19.6 ± 3.6 vs 21.0 ± 3.7 vs 27.1 ± 4.3) in the group of obesity with infertility, the group of obesity without infertility and the control group, respectively. Conclusion: In our study, sexual dysfunction was found to be statistically significantly higher in women obesity with infertility compared to the control group. Therefore, healthcare professionals in women obesity with infertility; in addition to infertility treatment, sexual health counseling should also be considered.