Sexual Pain, Pelvic Floor

Sexual Function In Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders

Urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse affects nearly a third of premenopausal women and as many as 45% of postmenopausal women. The problems associated with incontinence and prolapse impacts the social, psychological, occupational, domestic, physical and sexual well-being of women. Studies of sexual function in women with incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse fall into two groups: those that concentrate on vaginal anatomy and those that evaluate sexual function.

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Pelvic Trauma and Your Sex Life: Understanding How One Affects The Other

Pelvic trauma, whether through surgery or injury, can do major damage to any happy healthy sex life.  How?  Any kind of major pelvic surgery or injury can damage the nerves and blood vessels leading to the vagina and clitoris. If this happens, the blood flow through the arteries may be diminished or cut off entirely, leading to a loss of sexual sensation and a reduced ability to become sexually aroused. Some common causes of pelvic trauma include Hysterectomy, Uterine Embolization, childbirth, or straddle injuries.

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