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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Female Sexual Dysfunction in Korean Women: 10 Year Follow-up Internet-Based Survey

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Female Sexual Dysfunction in Korean Women: 10 Year Follow-up Internet-Based Survey

Methods: A total of 50,000 females in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s received our e-mail request to answer the questionnaire, only if they are sexually active through the last 6 months (engaging in sexual intercourse more than once per month and more than once during the last 4 weeks). The questionnaire included the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI).

Results: In total, 516 responses were analyzed. The average age of the respondents was 38.1 ± 10.3 years. We defined FSD as FSFI scores under 25 and 46.7% of respondents were reported as presenting with FSD. The prevalence of FSD in each age groups was 23.7% in 20s, 45.4% in 30s, 51.4% in 40s and 72.0% in 50s. In the 2004 study, the prevalence of FSD in each age groups was 44.3% in 20s, 41.2%% in 30s, and 64.9%% in 40s. Scores under the median of each FSFI domains were designated as domain dysfunction and 11.6%, 16.7%, 28.3%, 14.2%, 11.8%, 17.1% of responders were reported as dysfunctional in the desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction and pain domains. The risk factors for FSD were analyzed as constipation, high BDI score and high OABSS score. Older age at first intercourse, increasing number of sexual partners and use of contraceptive pill were analyzed as protective factors.

Conclusions: The prevalence of FSD in Korean women has increased with age; however, it decreased significantly in the 20’s age group compared to the incidence reported from 2004 study.

Speakers: Hyojin Shin