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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 277-282

The effect of aging on the sexual function among Menoufia women

Department of Dermatology, Andrology and STDs, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt

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Asmaa A Barseem
Shiben Elkom, Menoufia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mmj.mmj_282_18

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Objective The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of aging on the sexual function among Menoufia women. Background Female sexual function does not appear to decline appreciably with age. However, a range of methodological issues limit the conclusions that can be drawn from many published studies in this area. Patients and methods A cross-sectional study was conducted on 240 married women between 18 and 60 years old. The calculated sample was collected from gynecology clinic at Shebin EL Kom teaching hospital. Women were interviewed by predesigned questionnaire. Results The evidence indicates that a woman's sexual function declines with age. Specifically, desire, frequency of orgasm, arousal, and frequency of sexual intercourse decrease with age. The prevalence of most sexual difficulties or dysfunctions changes little with age, with the exception of sexual pain, which may decrease with age. Conclusion Regarding our study on Menoufia women, we found there was a strong evidence that sexual activities and sexual function decline with age; however, the importance of sex does not appear to decline with age. Data in this area are limited, and more research needs to be carried out before we have a clearer idea of the processes involved.

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