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ABSTRACT: The impact of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is not limited to physical and psychological consequences classically evaluated for this disease. In fact, some studies emphasize the indisputable existence of sexual disorders directly imputable to SUI. Sexual function is an important evaluation element before and after surgical treatment of SUI. Many validated questionnaires about sexual disorders exist, the most frequently utilized in present literature being the female sexual function index (FSFI). Suburethral slings, in spite of discordant results, do not seem to impair global sexuality of patients, some authors reporting a benefit effect of surgery, related to a decrease of coital incontinence after surgery and a decrease of apprehension before sexual intercourse.
Gynécologie Obstétrique & Fertilité 05/2008; 36(4):417-21. · 0.55 Impact Factor