Abstract: To evaluate the effects of early pelvic floor muscle training after vaginal delivery on sexual function.
Prospective randomized study.
Urogynecology clinic of a tertiary medical center in Istanbul, Turkey.
Total of 75 primiparous women.
Pelvic floor-muscle strength was assessed during rest and straining in primiparous women in their 4th postpartum month, after which the women were randomized into training (n = 37) and control (n = 38) groups. Patients were re-evaluated in the 7th postpartum... Show More
Full-text available · Article · Jun 2010 · Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica
SF results of individual studies are presented inTable 4. Five studies found an improvement (significant intergroup difference ) of at least one sexual variable with PFMT [10, 13, 14, 23, 25]. Bo et al.  reported that fewer women in the intervention group (receiving PFMT) had problems with their sex life being spoilt by urinary symptoms.