HACKENSACK, N.J., July 30 (UPI) — About two-thirds of women who sought medical care at a urology clinic reported they suffered from sexual dysfunction, U.S. researchers said.
Co-author Dr. Debra Fromer of the Center for Bladder, Prostate and Pelvic Floor Health at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey said the sexual dysfunction rate rose with age in all categories except orgasm — more than half of women ages 18-30 reported orgasm problems, a higher rate than among women ages 31-54.
Forty-seven percent reported a lack of desire, 45 percent reported orgasm problems, 40 percent reported arousal issues, 39 percent reported a lack of satisfaction, 37 percent reported a lack of lubrication and 36 reported pain, the researchers said.
“We found that 63 percent of the women suffered from female sexual dysfunction and that there were significant links between female sexual dysfunction and age, menopausal status and use of selective antidepressants,” Fromer said in a statement.
The most sexually active age groups were 31- to 45-year-olds at 87 percent. Eighty-five percent of those ages 18-30 were sexually active, and 74 percent of those ages 46-54 were sexually active.
Forty-five percent of the women ages 55-70 say they were sexually active and only 15 percent of women age 70 and older say they were having sex.
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