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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2016, Vol. 43 Issue (4): 526-528    DOI: 10.12891/ceog2115.2016
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Screening of sexual dysfunction in Saudi women before and after the age of 40 years
H. S. O. Abduljabbar1, *(), M. A. Alkasih1, S. W. Khayat1, R. M. Qotbi1, M. T. Alkhatieb1, A. H. Abduljabbar1
1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical College, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
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Objective: The aim was to assess sexual performance by screening Saudi women before and after the age of 40 years. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study (March-May 2013), conducted at King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH), with two groups of women under 40 years of age and aged 40 or more years, were randomly selected from OPD. Ethical committee approved the study. After verbal consent, one-paper self-administered questionnaire was distributed, and filled in anonymously and privately. Questionnaire included demographic data, the six-item version of female sexual function index (FSFI) to assess desire, lubricants, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain. If score was 19 or less, it meant that women needed further investigations (full assessment using FSFI-19). Results: Out of 194, 49.5% (96) were over 40 years of age and 50.5% (98) were under 40 years of age. Answering the six questions regarding sexual dysfunction indicated that women > 40 years had sexual dysfunction more than women < 40 (statistically significant). A scored of less than 19 was found to be statistically significant in women > 40 years. Post-menopausal women, diabetics, women with urogynecological symptoms and/or psychological disorder required further evaluation. Discussion: Using the six-item version of FSFI and calculating a score less than 19 for screening, women aged more than 40 years, reduction in estrogen, diabetes, urogynecological symptoms, and psychological disorder were all found to be important factors affecting female sexual dysfunction.
Key words:  Female Sexual Dysfunction      Screening Saudi     
Published:  10 August 2016     
*Corresponding Author(s):  H. S. O. ABDULJABBAR     E-mail:

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H. S. O. Abduljabbar, M. A. Alkasih, S. W. Khayat, R. M. Qotbi, M. T. Alkhatieb, A. H. Abduljabbar. Screening of sexual dysfunction in Saudi women before and after the age of 40 years. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2016, 43(4): 526-528.

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