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Minerva Ginecologica 2015 August;67(4):315-20

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Evaluation of recovery and quality of sexual activity in women during postpartum in relation to the different mode of delivery: a retrospective analysis

Laganà A. S. 1, Burgio M. A. 2, Ciancimino L. 1, Sicilia A. 2, Pizzo A. 1, Magno C. 3, Butticè S. 3, Triolo O. 1

1 Department of Pediatric, Gynecological, Microbiological and Biomedical Sciences, AOU “G. Martino”, University of Messina, Messina, Italy; 2 School of Midwifery, AOU “G. Martino”, University of Messina, Messina, Italy; 3 Department of Urology, AOU “G. Martino”, University of Messina, Messina, Italy


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AIM: Aim of the study was to assess the recovery and quality of sexual activity of women during postpartum, in relation to delivery.
METHODS: We recruited 200 women at 8 weeks after delivery. For each patient we recorded mode of delivery, age, body mass index (BMI), parity and test Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) score.
RESULTS: Sixty-four women (32%) had spontaneous deliveries without episiotomy, 48 (24%) had it with episiotomy, 88 (44%) had caesarean sections. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) test showed no significant differences among the 3 groups for age, BMI, parity. The test FSFI evidenced 68 cases (34%) of Regular Female Sexual Function (RFSF) and 132 (66%) of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). The ANOVA test showed significant differences among the 3 groups in RFSF (F [2, 14]=8.075, P=0.005), but not in FSD (F [2, 30]=2.646, P=0.087). In RFSF, FSFI score was higher in women who had vaginal delivery with episiotomy compared with the other two groups. Conversely, in FSD (both with or without resumed sexual activity at 8 weeks postpartum) we evidenced that patients who had vaginal delivery with episiotomy showed lower FSFI score than the other two groups, with a decrease in lubrication, orgasm and satisfaction scores. Furthermore, we observed that most of the RFSF patients had a job and breastfed.
CONCLUSION: Our results did not evidence a direct and significant correlation between mode of delivery and onset of female postpartum sexual dysfunction, even if FSD patients who underwent episiotomy during delivery markedly showed low FSFI scores.

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Laganà AS, Burgio MA, Ciancimino L, Sicilia A, Pizzo A, Magno C, et al. Evaluation of recovery and quality of sexual activity in women during postpartum in relation to the different mode of delivery: a retrospective analysis. Minerva Ginecol 2015 August;67(4):315-20. 

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