Current Sexual Health Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 184–191

Female Sexual Dysfunction Management After Pubovaginal/Midurethral Sling Surgery

Authors

  • Dominic Lee
    • Department of UrologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    • Department of UrologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
MALE AND FEMALE SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS (AL BURNETT AND CC CARSON III, SECTION EDITORS)

DOI: 10.1007/s11930-014-0024-8

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Lee, D. & Zimmern, P.E. Curr Sex Health Rep (2014) 6: 184. doi:10.1007/s11930-014-0024-8
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Abstract

The complexity of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in women with stress urinary incontinence makes the diagnosis and treatment difficult. While the prevalence is high for both conditions, they are often underreported. Although the impact of sling surgery on sexual outcomes remains controversial, this type of procedure is known to cause sexual dysfunction in a subset of women. In this article, we review the prevalence of FSD, its intricate relationship with incontinence, the pathophysiology linking sling placement to sexual dysfunction, and the outcomes of treatment directed at FSD arising from sling surgery.

Keywords

Female sexual dysfunctionMidurethral slingStress urinary incontinenceManagementPubovaginalSurgeryCoital incontinencePelvic floor muscle training

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