SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN FEMALE PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

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Ali Sebtain

Abstract

Objective: To determine the sexual dysfunction in female patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes mellitus presenting to the Endocrinology Department, Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar.


Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on women suffering from Type 2 diabetes mellitus presenting to the Endocrinology Department, Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar. A validated questionnaire: the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) was administered to the study participants. Data analysis was performed by SPSS Version 25. A P-value of 0.05 was considered to be significant.


Results: One hundred and fifty female patients were enrolled. Mean age was 42.46±4.2 years. The mean FSFI score was 25. The frequency of Sexual Dysfunction was found to be 66.9%. Among these, 76.7% had issues with lubrication, 68.6% reported decreased libido, 78 arousal-related related complaints, 47.3% complains about dyspareunia, and 60.6% complained of abnormal orgasm and 61.6% reported decreased satisfaction.


Conclusion: The study revealed that sexual dysfunction is quite prevalent in our local population of diabetic women. Therefore, Physicians treating women having type 2 diabetes should have knowledge of possible sexual dysfunction in these patients and the problem should be addressed.

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Sebtain A. SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN FEMALE PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 31 [cited 2022 Oct. 7];36(1):32-5. Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/3000
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