This study analyses the quality of sex life and relationship in an Italian sample of women affected by endometriosis, verifying the hypothesis that women with endometriosis have less sexual and relationship satisfaction than healthy women. The Italian version of McCoy Female Sexuality Questionnaire (MFSQ) was administered to a total sample of 110 Italian women, 55 women with endometriosis and 55 control women, ages 18-45 years (M=30, SD=6), grouped into 3 clusters: 18-29, 30-39 and 40-45 years. A principal component analysis identified the two factors structure, Sexuality and Relationship, founded by Rellini in the Italian version (Rellini et al., 2005). A t test showed that women with endometriosis scored significantly lower in Sexuality and Relationship than healthy women. No significant age differences were found in factors scores. A logistic regression showed that only the sexuality factor significantly predicted the presence of dyspareunia. Key words. Endometriosis, sexuality, quality of life, relationship, chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia parents.
Adele Fabrizi, Roberta Rossi, Elisa Romanelli, Ileana Di Pomponio, Chiara Simonelli, in "RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA" 2/2007, pp. 23-42, DOI: