Endometriosis and infertility: impact on sexuality, relationship, quality of life and psychological well-being

Author/s Valentina Rossi, Elisa Viozzi, Francesca Tripodi, Filippo Maria Nimbi, Maria Grazia Porpora, Chiara Simonelli
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/1 Language Italian
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DOI 10.3280/RSC2017-001002
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The aim was to investigate differences between endometriosis patients with or without infertility in sexual functioning, relational and sexual satisfaction, anxiety and quality of life. It was expected that the group with both endometriosis and in-fertility reported worse scores. The study was conducted on 71 patients that com-pleted: a socio-demographic questionnaire, the Female Sexual Functioning Index (FSFI), the McCoy Female Sexuality Questionnaire (MFSQ), the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) and the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL)-BREF. Women without infertility obtained worse scores in all ana-lyzed areas, except for anxiety. The present study suggests the importance of an integrated BPS approach during diagnosis and treatment process of endometriosis patients with the involvement of partners from the beginning.

Keywords: Endometriosis, sexuality, relationship, infertility.

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