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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 912786, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/912786
Research Article

The Long Term Effect of Elective Colpoperineoplasty on Sexual Function in the Reproductive Aged Women in Iran

1Department of Midwifery, Nursing & Midwifery School, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom 74179 78681, Iran
2Community Nutrition, Department of Midwifery, Reproductive Health Promotion Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz 61357 15794, Iran
3OB & GYN Department, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom 74179 78681, Iran
4OB & GYN Department, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz 61357 15794, Iran

Received 23 June 2014; Accepted 12 August 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: Raffaele Pezzilli

Copyright © 2014 Safieh Jamali et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objective. Many women are suffering from sexual dysfunction followed by vaginal laxity in their reproductive age. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long term effect of colpoperineoplasty on sexual function in Iranian reproductive aged women. Methods. This was a prospective observational study in which 79 women with vaginal laxity who were candidate for selective colpoperineoplasty in Jahrom, Iran, were recruited. Data on sexual function was collected via the Female Sexual Function (FSFI) questionnaire preoperatively, six months and 18 months after colpoperineoplasty. The paired t-test, Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney, and Repeated Measure test were utilized for statistical purposes. Results. Seventy-six women completed the study by 18 months. The mean FSFI score changed from 24.19 ± 3.09 in baseline to 26.92 ± 3.41 after six months (P < 0.001); however dyspareunia and vaginal dryness were increased significantly. After 18 months all areas of sexual function including pain and lubrication improved significantly compared to the 6th month (P < 0.001). Sexual satisfaction was increased significantly six and 18 months after surgery (P < 0.001), and the total score of sexual function increased to 32.61 ± 1.32 after 18 months (P < 0.001). Conclusion. The long term effect of colpoperineoplasty in women who suffer from vaginal laxity is promising. It seems that patient’s dissatisfaction of sexual function can be a basis for colpoperineoplasty.