Genital self-image as predictor of sexual dysfunction in women with pelvic organ prolapse in Indonesia

Suskhan Djusad, Alfa Putri Meutia, Shirley Anggraini Tunggadewi, Yulia Margaretta Sari, Surahman Hakim, Tyas Priyatini, Fernandi Moegni, Budi Iman Santoso

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Abstract

Background: The incidence of sexual dysfunction increases in women with pelvic organ prolapse. In addition to physical factors, other important components that influence each other in sexual dysfunction are psychological aspects and genital self-image. Sociocultural factors also affect individual sexuality and sexual behavior. Until now, there are no data and the relationship between genital self-image and sexual dysfunction in pelvic organ prolapse is not known in Indonesia. Objective: This study aims to analyze the correlation of genital self-image with sexual dysfunction in women with pelvic organ prolapse. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 113 consecutive women with pelvic organ prolapse were selected in urogynecology referral centers in Jakarta. Demographic data, physical examination, and guided interviews were filled in to complete the Female Sexual Function Index and Female Genital Self-Image Scale-7 questionnaires. Preliminary research has been carried out in the form of language translation and cultural validation of the Indonesian version of the Female Genital Self-Image Scale-7 questionnaires. Results: There is a significant correlation between genital self-image and sexual dysfunction, where the lower Female Genital Self-Image Scale-7 score significantly predicts the lower Female Sexual Function Index score (p < 0.000; odds ratio: 14.17). Conclusion: Genital self-image is the main variable that affects sexual function in women with pelvic organ prolapse. It is necessary to evaluate and treat genital self-image because sexual function is an integrated component of quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWomen's Health
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • eastern sexuality
  • Female Genital Self-Image Scale
  • female sexual dysfunction
  • Female Sexual Function Index
  • genital self-image
  • pelvic organ prolapse

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